Do you sometimes have sudden attacks of fear that last for several minutes? Do you feel like you are having a heart attack or can't breathe? Do these attacks occur at unpredictable times causing you to worry about the possibility of having another one at any time?
If so, you may have a type of anxiety disorder called panic disorder.
People with panic disorder have sudden and repeated attacks of fear that last for several minutes. Sometimes symptoms may last longer. These are called panic attacks. Panic attacks are characterised by a fear of disaster or of losing control even when there is no real danger. A person may also have a strong physical reaction during a panic attack. It may feel like having a heart attack. Panic attacks can occur at any time, and many people with panic disorder worry about and dread the possibility of having another attack.
People with panic disorder may have:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy via Solihull CBT can help with this in an average of 6-12 sessions and also covers Birmingham and the West Midlands.
* Abel Leung
Psychological Well Being Practitioner
* Paul Carroll
Tel: currently full
A BUPA Consultant.