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If you have Panic Disorder, you know what it’s like to be caught
off guard by an overwhelming sense of dread or terror. You’ve
experienced the terrifying physical symptoms: lightheadedness,
heart palpitations, shortness of breath, perspiration, blurred or
distorted vision, or feeling a detachment from reality. The fear of
experiencing those symptoms again can leave you on edge or force
you to change your life to avoid possible triggering situations.
Panic disorder is characterized by the unexpected
occurrence of panic attacks followed by at least
one month of persistent worry about additional
panic attacks and/or significant change in
maladaptive behavior related to those attacks.
Despite the overwhelming impulse to escape and then avoid, we know these
behaviors ultimately lead to greater distress and an increase in panic attacks. As
scary as it feels, facing those fears through Exposure Response Prevention Therapy
is the best treatment for Panic Disorder. With the help of our trained therapists, you
will withstand your fear and come out the other side a stronger person, more tolerant
of feelings and thoughts previously avoided.
Never be blindsided by fear again.
Available Programs for Panic Disorder
At GPS Psychology & Anxiety Clinic, we offer several programs for Panic Disorder based on
Meet with a highly-skilled therapist trained in Exposure Response Prevention. We’ll
primarily meet in our office, but at times will likely work outside of the office to get the
most out of treatment.
The Adult OCD Group is open to anyone 18 or older struggling with Obsessive
Compulsive Disorder. Meet with others facing similar challenges, gain support from
your peers, and share your experiences.
Working with Parents
You are not alone and we can help. Our team has extensive experience working with
children and teens. But we believe working with parents is equally, if not more,
important. We educate parents on understanding anxiety and recognizing the
difference between anxiety and stress. We also help with identifying well-intentioned
behaviors that may be maintaining your child’s anxiety. Most importantly, we train
parents on active listening enhancement and using empathy to build stronger
problem-solving skills. Check out our Parenting Anxious Kids page to learn more.
Watching your teen or child go through a panic attack is
agonizing. You may be unsure of how to help or even talk
to your child about their experience. With younger children,
it can be hard to even know when your child is having a
panic attack. Here are some telltale behaviors:
Unexpected and intense physical symptoms
(i.e., shortness of breath, dizziness, nausea,
trembling or shaking).
Refusal to go to school
Avoidance of places associated with anxiety
(ex. mall, school)
Sensitivity to sound or heat
Becoming overly clingy