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Panic Disorder Treatment at Prevail Recovery Center


Panic Disorder Treatment

At Prevail Recovery Center, we understand the profound impact that panic attacks or disorders that cause panic attacks can have on an individual’s life and mental health. Our dedicated approach to treating people with panic disorder and other mental health conditions is rooted in a deep understanding of the condition, combined with evidence-based therapeutic strategies designed to reduce the panic disorder or attack symptoms and provide relief and recovery. This comprehensive page explores the nature of panic disorder, the symptoms associated with this serious mental health condition here, and the effective treatment options available at Prevail Recovery Center.



Understanding Panic Disorder

Panic and anxiety disorder is characterized by panic attacks, the sudden onset of intense fear, negative thoughts, panic attacks or discomfort, and symptoms that reach their peak within minutes. This condition involves recurrent, unexpected panic attacks, which are brief periods of intense fear, panic, or discomfort accompanied by physical and psychological symptoms. These episodes can lead to persistent worry about having other attacks again, a behavior known as anticipatory anxiety.

Symptoms of Panic Attacks Include:

Any traumatic event can cause PTSD. There is also no single definition of trauma. A traumatic experience for one person may not be traumatic for a different person in the same situation.

For some, getting in a car accident is their most significant source of trauma. In that individual, the symptoms might manifest in the form of flashbacks that make it difficult to sleep. Driving in circumstances similar to those preceding the accident or driving in the same location can cause panic attacks.

People who witness violence are also very likely to develop PTSD. This may include witnessing a single moment of violence or being a witness to recurring violence, which one might see growing up in an abusive household.

For other individuals, their traumatic events might include war and violence in battle. Depending on the circumstances, this might also involve exposure to violence, a serious illness, or witnessing traumatic events happening to loved ones. This type of trauma might last weeks, months, or even years, making it difficult to successfully process all of the trauma before symptoms of PTSD arise.

People who survive a natural disaster can develop symptoms of PTSD as well. Someone who lived through a hurricane, a major forest fire, or a tornado might deal with severe anxiety whenever the weather changes, stress, panic attacks, insomnia, flashbacks, and more.

The more exposed you are to traumatic events, the more likely you are to develop post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. Cumulative exposure to traumatic stress can lead to spontaneous remission even if you have already treated symptoms of PTSD or thought you processed the traumatic event properly. What’s more, traumatic events don’t necessarily have to happen to us directly in order for us to develop PTSD. You might develop PTSD:

  1. When you experience something directly

  2. When you are repeatedly exposed to a traumatic event or situation

  3. When you learn that a family member or close friend experienced a traumatic event


Panic Disorder Treatment at Prevail Recovery Center

  1. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): CBT is one of the most effective treatments for treating panic disorder and heart and panic attacks alone. It involves teaching you to recognize the negative thoughts and behaviors in daily life that trigger and develop panic disorder and panic attacks. Through guided techniques, CBT helps you view these situations differently and learn to react less fearfully, providing a significant reduction in symptoms of both heart attack and panic attacks alone. 

  2. Medication Management Medications:Can be a practical part of the whole treatment plan for panic disorder treatment. Antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications are often used to manage and treat panic disorder disorder symptoms well and reduce symptoms, allowing for more effective treatment and engagement in therapy. Our medical team at Prevail Recovery Center carefully monitors all medication treatment plans to ensure the best treatment outcomes with minimal side effects. 

  3. Exposure Therapy: This is commitment therapy talk therapy, which is cognitive behavioral therapy, a form of CBT that involves gradual exposure to a fearful object or context without any danger to help reduce the first symptoms of a first panic disorder or panic attack and anxiety associated with it. This controlled, safe exposure diminishes the first symptoms of panic, panic attacks, and response over time. 

  4. Stress Management Techniques: Learning and practicing stress management techniques such as deep breathing, mindfulness meditation, and relaxation techniques can help those experiencing panic attacks manage stress well, mitigate the panic attack symptoms and the intensity of panic attacks, and reduce the risk factors overall, anxiety and the treatment for panic disorder and attack levels.

  5. Group Therapy and Support Networks: Sharing experiences and coping strategies in a group outpatient therapy setting may be highly beneficial for mental health professionals and those suffering from anxiety and panic disorders. At Prevail Recovery Center, we facilitate group therapy sessions where peers and mental health professionals can support each other in a structured, therapeutic environment.


Lifestyle Changes and Home Strategies

In conjunction with formal treatment for panic disorder symptoms, some specific lifestyle changes can help manage and treat panic attacks and the disorder’s physical symptoms:

Regular Exercise: Regular exercise may significantly decrease anxiety and improve mood.

Good Sleep: Getting enough sleep nightly helps regulate mood and decrease anxiety.

Balanced Diet: Eating a well-balanced, healthy diet also helps keep your energy stable and contributes to overall physical and mental health.

Alcohol and Caffeine Avoidance: These may trigger panic attacks in sensitive individuals.


Getting Help

If you or someone you love has panic disorder or anxiety disorder, seeking help is the first step you can take. At Prevail Recovery Center, we aim to offer compassionate, individual care to help you navigate your recovery journey.

Contact Us

For details on our treatment programs for panic disorder and anxiety disorders or to schedule an assessment, please visit our contact page or give us a call directly. At Prevail Recovery Center, not everyone deserves to recover from panic disorder and be present with our support for life’s most precious moments.


3223 NW 10 Terrace Suite 607
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309

6906 Kingston Pike Suite 101A
Knoxville, TN 37919


1-(800) 535-2970

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