Panic Attacks

Panic attacks generally consist of a set of symptoms and are themselves considered a common symptom of other disorders such as Generalized Anxiety, PTSD, Social Anxiety, Specific Phobias, and Agoraphobia.  But they can also happen on their own or in response to a specific stressor.  They can consist of many different sets of symptoms, including, but not limited to:

  • shortness of breath
  • intense nervousness or even fear
  • a feeling of not being your self
  • fear of losing your mind, going crazy or dying
  • pounding heart
  • sweating
  • numbness or tingling
  • muscle tension

Panic attacks are much more treatable than most people think.  Panic Control Treatment, a form of cognitive behavioral therapy specifically designed for panic attacks, has been shown to be superior to medications in reducing or eliminating panic attacks.  We use it because it is the very best option for treating panic attacks, having the most scientific support of any treatment available.

We accept Aetna, Anthem, Southern Health, Coventry, MHNet, Cigna and Tricare.  If you are covered by another insurer, we will file for out-of-network coverage, in which case they tend to cover a substantial amount.

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