Panic Attack Disorder:
Can only be described as a comprehensive emotional nightmare some people with panic feel like they are in an escalating cycle of catastrophe and doom and that something bad is going to happen to them “Right now this very moment” others feel as if they are having a heart attack as their heart races. The heart palpitations convince them that they are about to have an attack, other people feel they are going to “Lose control” of themselves and will do something embarrassing in front of other people, others breathe so quickly, gasping for air that they hyperventilate and feel like they will suffocate from lack of oxygen. A panic attack typically lasts several long minutes and is one of the most distressing conditions a person can experience in some cases panic attacks have been known to last for longer periods of time or to recur very quickly over and over again. The aftermath of a panic attack is very painful feelings of depression and helplessness are usually experienced the greatest fear is that the panic attack will come back again making life to miserable too bear, panic is not necessarily brought on by a recognizable circumstance and it may remain a mystery to the person involved. These attacks come “Out of the blue” at other times excessive stress or other negative life conditions can trigger an attack people who experience panic attacks are not “Crazy” and do not need to be in therapy for extended periods of time sessions depend on the severity and length of the problem and the willingness of the client to actively participate in treatment.