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Category: panic disorder

Treating Panic Attacks: A Drug Free Model

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Tom’s* Story: Shortness of Breath; Am I am Gasping for My Last Breath of Air? At 10:00PM last Saturday night, Tom, a 27 year old construction worker, and a group of his friends were watching a long awaited boxing match on pay per view TV. Tom was rooting for his favorite boxer, a former middle weight champion and underdog.  The boxer was battling for his…

Freedom From Panic Disorder Medication; Three Steps to Preventing Rebound Panic

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Drug-Free Treatment for Panic Disorder is Not Readily Available “If I had known, I would have never started on medication!” I meet more and more panic sufferers who are unaware that, in 1991, the National Institute of Health (NIH) endorsed a powerful, drug-free, scientific method to live panic-free. CBT for Panic Disorder, provided by trained expert doctors, is still not readily available. When I meet…

Panic Disorder: Three Keys to Living Panic-Free

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Key #1: Stop Devastating Emergency Room Panic When struck with your first episode of terror, the physical sensations of heart pounding and shortness of breath can be so frightening that you are convinced you are on the verge of death or insanity. You can, suddenly, find yourself in an ambulance traveling to the nearest ER at 2:00AM! Naturally, the top priority is to develop powerful…

The Doctor-In-Session Series – Typical Panic Patient Profile 1

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Sarah* and the Fear of Losing Control I just received an urgent call from Sarah, a 35 year old married mother of three children. Yesterday, she watched a news broadcast showing a “perfectly normal mother” who snapped, went beserk and drove her car into a nearby river, drowning herself and her three children. Sarah was horrified. Over-Identification and Personalization She imagined what it would be…

Evidence-Based Psychological Treatments for Panic Disorder – Research and Current Status

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Early Treatment Studies The first psychological treatment studies for agoraphobia centered on graduated invivo exposure alone to the feared situation (Hand, LaMontagne and Marks, 1974). That is, the agoraphobic patients were instructed to reenter the situations they had been avoiding. Agoraphobia is a secondary complication of panic attacks. The agoraphobic patient utilizes escape and avoidance strategies to manage panic. They begin to live their life…

Causes of Panic Disorder: Stay-At-Home Moms and Panic Attacks

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Do You Fit The Three Factor Pre-Panic Personality Profile? 1) Are you an over-accommodator? Do you fear getting others mad at you? Are you overly apologetic? Are you a people-pleaser? Do you have the “I am sorry syndrome?” 2) Are you excessively empathetic? Do you feel the pain of others as if it were your own? Do you have difficulty saying no and speaking up…

Panic Prevention: Are Out of the Blue Panic Attacks Really Out of the Blue?

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Your First Out of the Blue Panic Attack “It was a Monday morning and everything was just fine. I was listening to a song on the radio as I was driving to work, when all of sudden out of nowhere, my heart began to thump wildly, my head felt woozy and a burning sensation flashed through my body. I thought this is the end. I…

Uncover The Hidden Cause Of Your Panic Attacks-The Permanent Solution To Anxiety Relief

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Step One: Take Control of Panic Attacks through Symptom Neutralization If You Try To Eliminate Your Symptoms, You Are Running In Fear. You must neutralize your response to the symptoms of heart pounding, dizzyness, heat waves, rubbery legs, shallow breathing, chest tightness, nausea, and numbness and tingling. Never try to eliminate your symptoms. If you try to eliminate heart pounding then you still fear it….

panicLINK, the At-Home Treatment Program, Unlocks the Answer to Living Anxiety Free

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A former Harvard-affiliated Health Psychologist announces the release of the panicLINK treatment program. After 30 years in practice, with over 5,000 patients treated for panic attacks, Dr. Blumberg is letting sufferers bring his office into their own homes. Those affected by anxiety can now try panicLINK — the world’s most comprehensive panic relief system — free for a full 30 days. The DVD, workbook, CD,…

Don’t Drink the Coffee

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I just stepped out of Session 1 with “Bill” (not his real name). Like many of my patients, Bill had been advised to avoid caffeine because he suffers from anxiety attack symptoms.  He told me that recently he had a powerful surge of anxiety symptoms right after drinking a cup of coffee. Here is Bill’s description of his symptoms: Right after I finished drinking a…

Panic Disorder Early Diagnosis – My Mission

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My Panic Vision is the diagnosis and treatment of panic disorder for all victims, immediately after the first attack strikes. Just knowing for sure that you have panic attack symptoms the very first time you show up in the emergency room or doctor’s office with severe anxiety can go a long way. In the Boston area, I launched and ran for almost 25 years an…

What Is Cognitive Behavior Therapy?

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Michelle Craske, in her APA Theories of Psychotherapy Series Book entitled “Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy”(2010), outlines the “hallmark features of cognitive-behavioral therapy.” Dr. Craske states ”CBT is short term, problem-focused cognitive and behavioral interventions strategies that are derived from the science and theory of learning and cognition.”  The execution of treatment and evaluation is guided by empirical science. There is a new evidence-based practice movement within the…