Panic Drug Alcohol Rehab Center - Malibu Horizon
Panic disorder affects about 6 million American adults and is twice as common in women as men. Effective treatments for panic disorder are available, and research is yielding new, improved therapies that can help most people with panic disorder and other anxiety disorders lead productive, fulfilling lives. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has shown to be a very effective and powerful tool in the successful treatment of panic disorder.
A person with panic disorder often lives in fear of another attack, and may be afraid to be alone or far from medical help.
A panic attack begins suddenly, and most often peaks within 10 to 20 minutes. Some symptoms continue for an hour or more. A panic attack may be mistaken for a heart attack.
Panic attacks can include anxiety about being in a setting where an escape may be difficult such as being in a crowd or traveling in a car or bus. This type of panic disorder is called agoraphobia.
Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder in which you have repeated attacks of intense fear that something bad will happen.
The cause is unknown. Genes may play a role. Other family members may have the disorder. But panic disorder often occurs when there is no family history. Panic disorder is twice as common in women as it is in men. Symptoms often begin before age 25, but may occur in the mid-30s. Panic disorder may occur in children, but it is often not diagnosed until they are older.
Chest pain or discomfort
Dizziness or faintness
Fear of dying
Fear of losing control or impending doom
Feeling of choking
Feelings of detachment
Feelings of unreality
Nausea or upset stomach
Numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or face
Palpitations, fast heart rate, or pounding heart
Sensation of shortness of breath or smothering
Sweating, chills, or hot flashes
Trembling or shaking
Panic Disorder - Drug Alcohol Rehab Treatment Center
When someone is abusing drugs and or alcohol, it is essential to treat any co-occurring conditions such as panic, anxiety, depression and bi-polar conditions. CBT addresses the client's thought patterns. It helps a client learn how to cope with their feelings.
Malibu Horizon specializes in treating both substance abuse and panic disorder with the proper therapy.