Those who suffer with panic attacks can become paralysed with fear; an overwhelming set of physical and emotional symptoms are triggered which can leave the individual struggling to breathe or feeling that they are having a heart attack.
Carrying on with normal tasks, such as driving or having a conversation are almost impossible.
Panic attacks do not always happen as a result of something scary happening around you – they can come about for seemingly no reason. You can be sitting in a meeting, washing up or watching TV and all of a sudden be overwhelmed with a strong sense of panic and fear.
Clinical Partners have a team of experienced clinicians who can successfully assess and treat Panic Attacks. To speak to someone about how we can help please call 0203 326 9160.
It is very common to develop an immense fear of having another panic attack
This can make things even worse and very often needs to be treated alongside the panic attacks themselves.
Talking therapies, such as counselling, psychotherapy and CBT can all be very effective at helping treat anxiety and panic attacks. Working with a therapist, you can gain an understanding of the root causes for the panic attacks as well as learn invaluable coping mechanisms for managing them if and when they come along.
Medications, such as antidepressants can also be useful in helping prevent future panic attacks and lessening the symptoms associated with anxiety.
We believe that the first step is to get a thorough, detailed assessment from a clinician with experience in dealing with anxiety disorders. Often panic attacks are accompanied with other mental health conditions such as OCD or depression, which can affect which treatment is right for you.
If you would like to talk, free of charge, about booking a private assessment for Panic Attacks please call 0203 326 9160.