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People who suffer from panic attacks and have been diagnosed with the disorder can rest assure that it is a highly treatable condition. Many people, though, may not even realize they have the condition and will be too afraid to seek treatment due to embarrassment or fear that their symptoms are all in their imagination. Some patients may not know what is causing the symptoms for their attack, and they may keep seeing medical attention fearing they are having an asthma or heart attack. If you leave a panic attack untreated, the person may develop agoraphobia and may not even be able to leave the house, which will ultimately have an impact on the person's financial and social life.
Hiring a therapist who specializes panic attacks can be extremely beneficial. There are a variety of therapies that are suitable for addressing anxiety and other issues. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can actually help the person understand behaviors and ways of thinking that might be contributing to the arise of the attack and then change these patterns to help prevent further attacks from reoccurring. Another treatment your Panic Attack therapist might recommend is exposure therapy, in which the person being treated is actually exposed to the sensations that accompany panic, one at a time, and in a controlled environment so there will be an effective way of coping those sensations. The therapist can also utilize different relaxation techniques and suggest support groups for the patient to attend, to better their life and to ease their anxiety.
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