Panic Disorder

Dr. Priyanka Kalra offers compassionate care for individuals seeking help with panic attacks 

Have you ever felt a racing heartbeat, shortness of breath, chest pain, sweating, trembling, dizziness, nausea, and a sense of impending doom? People with anxiety attacks also feel a loss of control, and detachment from reality, and have irrational thoughts or fears. Panic attacks can be extremely distressing and may lead to avoidance behaviors and a reduced quality of life.

Panic attacks are common and can be successfully treated by a team of psychiatrists and psychologists.

At Global Wellness, Psychiatrists and psychologists work collaboratively to ensure comprehensive care for individuals with panic attacks.

Dr. Priyanka Kalra assesses the person’s symptoms, provides an accurate diagnosis of panic disorder or related conditions, and determines if medication is appropriate.
Psychologists, particularly those specializing in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based therapies, can provide effective treatment for panic attacks. Through psychotherapy, they can help individuals identify and modify negative thought patterns, understand triggers for panic attacks, and develop coping strategies to manage anxiety and prevent future attacks. Techniques such as relaxation exercises, exposure therapy, and breathing exercises may be incorporated.
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What causes Panic Disorder?
The exact cause of Panic Disorder is not fully understood, but it is believed to involve a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors. A history of family members with anxiety disorders or a history of traumatic experiences may increase the risk of developing Panic Disorder.

What are the symptoms of Panic Disorder?
The symptoms of Panic Disorder may include sudden and intense episodes of fear or anxiety, palpitations or accelerated heart rate, sweating, trembling or shaking, shortness of breath or a feeling of choking, chest pain or discomfort, nausea or abdominal distress, feeling dizzy, lightheaded or faint, chills or hot flashes, numbness or tingling sensations, and a fear of losing control or going crazy.

How is Panic Disorder diagnosed?
Diagnosis of Panic Disorder is typically done by a qualified mental health professional, such as a psychiatrist or psychologist. The diagnosis is based on a thorough assessment of an individual’s symptoms, medical history, and a psychological evaluation. Other medical conditions with similar symptoms, such as heart or thyroid problems, should be ruled out through appropriate medical tests.

Can Panic Disorder be treated?
Yes, Panic Disorder is treatable. The most effective treatments for Panic Disorder are a combination of psychotherapy, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and medication, such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or benzodiazepines. Lifestyle changes, stress management techniques, and relaxation exercises may also be helpful in managing Panic Disorder.

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