Flare goes for a few minutes, but may recur after a short time again.
Panic attacks are not life threatening, but in are unpleasant condition which does not let us control feelings and emotions. People fall into helplessness.
Panic disorder gradually undermines the sense of self-confidence and trust in others. Because the feeling of helplessness concerned is unable to communicate normally.
Treatment of Panic Disorder
In the treatment should be used cognitive and behavioral therapy.
The first stage involves familiarization with the case. Affected receive detailed information about the condition, the possible reasons which cause the symptoms and forthcoming treatment. Experienced psychotherapist helps to change attitudes – to perform cognitive restructuring. The therapist helps to build a positive adjustment to life and realistic assessment of the situation in the attack.
Behavioral therapy helps the affected developing capabilities to control their behavior. At the sessions are taught techniques to get out of complex life situations, to mimic such conditions. This therapy increases self-esteem of patients and restore their confidence in themselves.
In cognitive therapy teaches you how to make constructive thinking. An important part of the consultation is to achieve analyzing their own thoughts and to distinguish between reasonable and impossible things. As a result of therapy is practiced ability to detect its own reason for a panic attack.
The reasons for the attacks are always individual. Usually there is no connection between the state of panic and apparent reason. Attacks reduced when realize that there is no reason for the fears.
Learn techniques to restore composure after the attack, and ways to control the situation in the future.
To deal with the attacks help relaxation techniques. To learn techniques for positive thinking, breathing exercises, etc. Particular attention is paid to the techniques of breathing, as during the panic is characterized by rapid, interrupted breathing.
Particularly useful is the treatment group in which everyone shared their experiences in overcoming panic disorder. Attention and support of people with similar problem, even when silence helps.
The course duration therapy depends on the severity of the condition. Usually runs 10-20 weeks.
Qualified and experienced psychologist or psychotherapist is able to cope with the treatment of panic disorder.
Medication is taken only when psychological therapy is not sufficient. In some cases are prescribe antidepressants. In general, drug treatment is effective, but is under medical supervision.