Panic Disorder


A panic attack can be intense and debilitating; a devastating loss of control. They seem to come out of nowhere and can feel unmanageable. They can occur in both a calm and anxious state. It is described as the abrupt onset of intense fear or discomfort that reaches a peak within minutes and can include:

  • Palpitations, pounding heart, or accelerated heart rate
  • Sweating
  • Trembling or shaking
  • sensations of shortness of breath or smothering
  • Feelings of choking
  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Nausea or abdominal distress
  • Feeling dizzy, unsteady, light-headed, or faint
  • Chills or heat sensations
  • Paresthesia (numbness or tingling sensations)
  • Derealization (feelings of unreality) or depersonalization (being detached from oneself)
  • Fear of losing control or “going crazy”
  • Fear of dying

Panic Disorder (PD) – anticipatory anxiety, the intense worry and fear of having another panic attack. In PD, people often avoid the setting in which they are triggered by their anxiety. The good news, panic attacks and PD are highly treatable. Don’t suffer in silence! Call /text/ or email now (248) 881-3457 or Evening and Saturday Appointments Available!