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Panic Attack Treatment

Right combination of treatment approaches help in effectively managing panic attacks and gaining control over life once again.

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Signs and symptoms

Symptoms of Panic Attack Your Should Know

If you're experiencing any of these symptoms it is important to seek professional help as soon as possible in order to gain the understanding and support needed on your path to recovery.
  • Trembling

  • Feeling an overwhelming sense of fear

  • Having rapid heart rate

  • Shallow breathing

  • Sweating

  • Feeling faint or dizzy

  • Feeling disconnected

  • Nausea or other stomach discomfort

  • Chest pain

  • Tightness and a fear of impending doom

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Most people sometimes worry about their health, job, money, or family. People with GAD experience panic & anxiety about these things and more in a persistent, excessive, and intrusive way.

  • Excessive anxiety and worry
  • Increased muscle achiness & worry
  • Fatigue, restlessness & irritability
  • Difficulty sleeping & impaired concentration
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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a panic disorder characterized by obsessions & compulsions that interfere with daily life. Symptoms include:

  • Aggressive opinions about other people or one's self

  • A need to have everything in a particular order

  • Counting things over and over again

  • Excessive washing or cleaning

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Agoraphobia is a panic disorder that involves an intense and irrational fear of being unable to exit a tricky or awkward situation. Symptoms of agoraphobia may include:

  • Afraid of leaving home

  • Scared of open spaces, bridges, or shopping centers

  • Fear of enclosed spaces or buildings

  • Scared of losing control in a public place

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Social Anxiety Disorder

Social Anxiety Disorder

People with a social anxiety disorder (SAD) experience substantial & chronic fear of performance-related or social situations where they might be embarrassed, abandoned, or examined.

  • Chest pain and tightness

  • Dizziness & dry mouth

  • Feelings of detachment from oneself 

  • Heart pounding and racing (tachycardia)

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Traumatic events such as near-death experiences may cause people to feel sad, afraid & detached from others. With post-traumatic stress disorder, such adverse effects persist for long periods.

  • Vivid flashbacks & nightmares

  • Intrusive thoughts or images

  • Intense grief at real or symbolic reminders of the trauma

  • Physical sensations such as pain, sweating, nausea, or trembling

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Specific Phobias

Specific Phobias

A specific phobia is an extreme & irrational fear of a specified object or situation. People with phobias often desperately avoid the things that scare them, as the confrontation of the things often worsens their condition.

  • Immediate feeling of intense fear when exposed to the source of your fear

  • Feeling powerless to control your thoughts 

  • Doing everything possible to avoid the object or situation 

  • Difficulty functioning normally because of your fear

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Nurture your mental health with the right approach & treatment. Our therapists help you develop healthier ways of thinking & behavior to cope with your symptoms.
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“Panic attacks are the body’s way of shouting that you are ignoring your mind and feelings.”


– Neo

Panic Disorder Treatment

You have come this far; let's get farther. Our dedicated therapists offer holistic treatment to reach the right balance for each client’s needs.

Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT)

Cognitive-behavioral therapy, or CBT, is a form of psychotherapy used to treat mental health disorders. The underlying notions of CBT are based on the concept that an individual’s thoughts, feelings & perceptions influence their actions & behaviors. With this panic disorder therapy, your counselor aims to develop coping skills by changing negative thinking patterns and unhealthy behaviors.

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Panic-Focused Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Panic-focused psychodynamic psychotherapy (PFPP) aims to uncover past incidents and emotional disagreements that may have affected the development of an individual's panic and anxiety.

PFPP helps a person identify unconscious conflicts—particularly around anger & resolve these conflicts in less fearful and more constructive ways.

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Exposure therapy

Exposure therapy is a behavioral therapy typically used to assist people with phobias and anxiety disorders. It involves a person facing what they fear, either presumed or in real life, but under the guidance of a trained panic disorder therapist in a safe environment. Over some time, controlled exposure to a trigger by a trusted person in a safe space can lessen anxiety or panic.

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Group Therapy

Many people with panic disorder are dealing with emotions of loneliness & isolation. Group therapy provides a sense of belonging, letting people with panic disorder build skills with others who can relate. Not all group members will have similar experiences, but members will be able to comprehend each other's battle with panic disorder symptoms. Through group therapy, people can feel safe & supported as they share their improvement, setbacks, aspirations, and dreams.

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Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) is an action-oriented strategy focused on supporting people to deal with irrational beliefs and understand how to manage their feelings, ideas, and behaviors in a healthier, more sensible way.

Your panic disorder therapist uses REBT to help you recognize & adjust those thoughts and negative thinking patterns to overcome psychological concerns and mental distress.

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The first step in healing is acknowledging the problem & asking for help. Our therapists aim to create an inclusive space for you to talk and find the right support system.

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Get a tailored treatment plan for panic disorder to relieve symptoms & rejuvenate your mental health. We match you with the right panic disorder counselor to give you the attention and care you need.

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Delve into virtual therapy for your panic disorder from the comfort of your home. Our Online therapists can help you better understand panic episodes, how to cope with them, and ultimately, validate your experience.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Panic attacks can be caused by

  • Unexpected
  • Situationally-bound
  • Situationally-predisposed triggers,

This can lead to avoidance behavior and increased anxiety. It is important to seek professional help to develop a treatment plan that works for you. Or you can select your ideal therapist from our website, select a session time that works for you, and we'll reach out to you to confirm your appointment details.

Panic disorder treatment includes:

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)- CBT is a type of talk therapy that focuses on identifying and altering negative thought patterns and behaviors that contribute to panic attacks. Medication- Medications such as antidepressants, benzodiazepines, and beta-blockers are also used in treating panic disorder. Mindfulness techniques- Mindfulness techniques like meditation and deep breathing exercises can help to alleviate anxiety and improve overall well-being.

It's worth noting that every individual's experience with panic disorder is unique and a combination of treatments may be necessary to manage symptoms effectively, involving panic disorder medication. There is never a guaranteed "cure," but panic disorder therapy helps make positive lifestyle changes.

A therapist for panic attacks therapy uses various techniques to help individuals manage panic attacks, such as grounding techniques, cognitive restructuring, relaxation techniques, exposure therapy, and mindfulness techniques. Each technique is tailored to the individual, taking into account their unique experiences and needs. Whether online anxiety and panic attacks treatment therapy or offline therapy for panic attacks, at Lifebulb your therapist will help you with an individualized panic attack treatment plan to help you reach your specific goals.

The 333 method is a grounding technique used to manage anxiety and panic attacks therapy. It involves identifying three things, three sounds, and three parts of the body to focus on the present moment and reduce the intensity of a panic attack.

Panic attacks are sudden and intense episodes of fear or anxiety, characterized by rapid heart rate, shortness of breath, sweating or trembling, and feelings of impending doom or loss of control. If symptoms occur, seek help from a medical professional or mental health provider who may prescribe panic attack medication depending on the symptoms’ severity.

We believe getting access to a therapist or counselor should be quick and easy. So our process is straightforward. Simply browse our therapists' bios to find the right fit for you and schedule a virtual or in-person therapy session online. Or call our office, and a team member can help make sure you're matched with the right therapist or counselor for you and your goals. Whether online therapy for panic attacks or offline therapy for panic attacks, your therapist will help you with an individualized panic attack treatment plan to help you reach your specific goals.

At Lifebulb, we operate without any ongoing membership or fees. We believe that everyone deserves to receive the best online panic attack therapy service experience. And we believe those benefits should come free of any ongoing out-of-pocket fees simply for engaging in anxiety therapy. With us, your only session costs will be those set by your insurance provider or our low self-pay rate.

Therapists that don't enjoy their workplace are often, unfortunately, unable to provide their clients with the best possible level of counseling and therapy for panic attacks. That's why at Lifebulb, our therapists are our top priority. This means that your counselor or therapist can provide you, their client, with the best online therapy service because they enjoy the work they do in online anxiety counseling sessions with you, where they work, and who they work with.

Our online sessions of therapy for panic attacks are all conducted by our therapists in private spaces, and our video platform is contained within our HIPAA-compliant Electronic Health Records system, so your face, voice, and data are always private and protected. In doing so, we believe Lifebulb clients are best positioned to accomplish their therapy goals through in-person counseling or virtual therapy. Search online for ‘treatment centers for panic disorder,’ ‘panic attack treatment centers,’ ‘panic attack therapy near me,’ ‘panic attack treatment near me’ ‘panic disorder treatment centers,’ or ‘panic disorder treatment centers near me’ providing private virtual therapy sessions.

Although panic attacks can be terrifying and debilitating, there are ways to stop the cycle of panic attacks. Here are some panic attack treatment methods that could be useful:

  • Recognize the panic attack
  • Breathe deeply
  • Practice relaxation techniques
  • Challenge your thoughts
  • Use coping statements
  • Seek professional help

Remember that it takes persistence and time to break the pattern of panic attacks. Keep your hope alive and be kind to yourself. You can even be prescribed the best medication for panic attacks and anxiety to manage symptoms.

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