Ailments & Conditions

Treatment Options for Panic Attack Disorder

Panic attack disorder is a condition that triggers intense and sudden episodes of anxiety, panic, or fear. It may cause both emotional and physical symptoms, which can be overwhelming. Many people often have chest pain, profuse sweating, difficulty breathing, pounding heart, and other mental issues. In this article, we’ll list some options to help you treat panic attack disorder.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Panic-Focused Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy is a form of therapy that focuses on developing strategies to cope with mental problems more effectively. A psychotherapist will show you special techniques to find out any underlying causes for your panic attack disorder. You will learn how to change your thinking patterns and react to an attack better. If your condition is triggered by particular situations, the therapist may help you work through these cases so that you would feel less overwhelming and threatening when facing them in real life. [1]

Panic-focused psychodynamic psychotherapy is another type of psychotherapy that can help treat panic attack disorder. It aims to help you uncover emotional conflicts and experiences in the past, which would contribute to the development of your attacks. More specifically, the therapist can show you how to recognize and resolve unconscious conflicts in more constructive and less frightening ways. By dealing better with some behaviors, fantasies, or conflicts, you would be able to cope with panic attack disorder much better. [2]