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Panic Disorder Treatment at Prevail Recovery Center

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

Lifestyle Changesand 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.

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