Stopping Panic Attacks

CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) Do you experience Panic Attacks? You’re not alone. Today we’ll take a look at Panic Attacks and how to treat them.  Doctor Rob Robinson from Family Care Counseling Associates in Wilbraham.

Millions of people experience panic attacks at some point in their life, but some people fall into a pattern of repeated panic attacks which can become debilitating.

What is a Panic Attack?
Sudden onset of intense apprehension
Fear or terror often associated with impending danger or doom.
How do you know when Panic Attacks become a “Disorder”?
There’s an increase in hyper-vigilance
There’s an increase in a series of false alarms.
When there’s an increase in avoidance behavior
What’s the typical treatment for Panic Attacks?
RECOGNIZING physical sensations
NOTICING the tendency to misinterpret bodily signs
CATCHING yourself before hyperventilating
LEARNING techniques for controlling your body, thoughts, and feelings

See your doctor about ruling out any medical conditions.