Panic Attacks

A Panic Attack is an abrupt onset of uncomfortable or fear that includes at least four of the following symptoms:

  • Palpitations, pounding heart, or accelerated heart rate
  • Sweating
  • Trembling or shaking
  • Sensations of shortness of breath or smothering
  • Feelings of choking
  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Nausea or abdominal distress
  • Feeling dizzy, unsteady, light-headed, or faint
  • Chills or heat sensations
  • Paresthesia (numbness or tingling sensations)
  • Derealization (feelings of unreality) or depersonalization (being detached from oneself)
  • Fear of losing control or “going crazy”
  • Fear of dying

Often, people who experience Panic Attacks become anxious about being in certain situations due to the fear of having a panic attack. Therapy can help the sufferer to fight back against panic and learn new coping skills to aid in the dramatic reduction of symptoms.

David’s approach to treating Panic Attacks involves Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, increasing Coping Skills and Relaxation, and Exposure Therapy.

For more information and a free consultation, call (602) 575-4030 or email David at david@lifeworksaz.com.