It comes out of nowhere and is disproportionate to the situation.
Over time, the fear of a future panic attack becomes debilitating in and of it self and encroaches on your day-to-day functioning and general quality of life.
An anxiety disorder, on the other hand, generally intensifies over a period of time and is linked to excessive worry about some specific potential “danger.”
While some symptoms are similar to both diagnoses, the symptoms of an anxiety disorder tend to persist and last days, weeks, or even months while the fear from a panic attack can subside as quickly as it arose.
Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress and can be beneficial in some situations. It can alert us to dangers and to pay attention.
It’s normal to feel anxious from time to time, however, excessive worrying that interferes with you daily activities may be a sign of an anxiety disorder.
They usually expect the worst and are anxious about money, health, family or work, even when there are no signs of trouble.
Is it hard for you to relax? Do you have insomnia? Anxiety can manifest in physical symptoms including, such as fatigue, trembling, muscle tension, headaches, irritability or hot flashes.
The good news is that anxiety disorders are extremely treatable with a combination of medication and therapy. I’ve helped hundreds of patients lead lives free of the paralysis brought on by anxiety.
My patients learn about the issues in that trigger their attacks, most often, unexamined challenges they have not been able or wiling to confront on their own.
As a result of this avoidance, they experience a mounting fear of the inevitable of dealing with their issues. Their panic attacks are the physical manifestation of an irrational reaction that results from their chronic avoidance of these issues.
Treatment usually begins by addressing the symptom and consequences you are experiencing here and now with the aid of medication.
Once you become more stable, therapy is recommended to help you unpack the core issues that have been expressing themselves through the attacks.
Combining first-hand understanding of these panic and anxiety, I provide an all-inclusive treatment regimen, which includes medication, psychoeducation and psychotherapy.
This powerful combination will reduce your panic and anxiety, offer insight into your mental illness and provide the tools you need remain symptom free for life.
Have you experienced a panic attack? It’s a sudden surge of overwhelming anxiety and fear. Your heart pounds and you can’t breathe. You’re dizzy, sweating, and nauseous. There is an intense feeling of dread and impending doom accompanied by (an irrational) fear that you are losing control or are about to die.
Panic attacks begin suddenly, without warning.
And they can strike at any time — driving a car, when you’re asleep or in the middle of a business meeting. You may have occasional panic attacks or they may occur frequently.
I’m no stranger to anxiety. That’s why I have cultivated a specialization in both anxiety disorders and pain attacks, specifically because of my personal experience in managing my own symptom with results that have transformed my life.
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