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You're
not alone
with
panic
Panic
is the
15th
most common reason
for therapy

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12/08/2020
176
males

with panic
talk to therapists

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12/08/2020
253
females

with panic
talk to therapists

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Panic is a mental health condition. It is also known as Panic Disorder.

Symptoms

Which ones do you experience?
Thoughts
3
Worry
about heart attacks, panic attacks or uncontrollability
Feelings
3
Panic
abrupt, intense, recurrent attacks
4
Anxiety
2
Breathlessnes
0
Chest pain
2
Disconnectedness
1
Faintness
0
Flushes
1
Gasping
1
Nausea
1
Numbness
1
Palpitations
0
Perspiration
1
Trembling
2
Uncontrollability
Behaviours
1
Avoidance
of exercise or new situations

Causes

3
Genes
relative with panic
2
Events
triggers include bereavement
2
Brain
chemical imbalance
3
Uncertain
2
Combination
of causes

Diagnosis

Adults

1 (or more) months of:

Panic
abrupt, intense, recurrent attacks
with 4 (or more) of:Anxiety
Breathlessnes
Chest pain
Disconnectedness
Faintness
Flushes
Gasping
Nausea
Numbness
Palpitations
Perspiration
Trembling
Uncontrollability
Worry
about heart attacks, panic attacks or uncontrollability
and/orAvoidanceof exercise or new situations
Other
Symptoms are not due
to another condition or
a substance


nice.org.uk recommends
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
for panic

For negative thoughtsFocus on the presentAdults 7-14 sessions
Therapists

139 therapists
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Thoughts
WorryAttention mindfulness. Practice 5 mins daily to benefit. Place a book in front of you. Look at the book cover, but think about a worry. Rate Anxiety
0
Look at the book cover and think about it. When thoughts wander, refocus on the book. When feelings occur, refocus on the book. Rerate Anxiety
0
WorryBreath mindfulness. Practice 5 mins daily to benefit. Think about a worry. Rate Anxiety
0
Inhale and exhale. Focus on the sensations of breathing. When thoughts wander, refocus on the sensations. Rerate Anxiety
0
Feelings
TensionNotice it, release it. Practice daily to benefit. Sit comfortably. Arms in lap, knees bent, feet on floor. Where do you feel tension?
Arms
Hands
Forehead
Eyes
Nose
Jaw
Neck
Shoulders
Back
Chest
Stomach
Legs
Feet
AnxietyBreathe well. Practice 1 min daily to benefit. Breathe deeply into stomach. Put 1 hand on chest. Aim to keep it still. Put 1 hand on stomach. Aim to let it rise and fall. Inhale through nose for 4 seconds. Hold for 1 second. Exhale through mouth for 4 seconds. Repeat.
AnxietyFeeling mindfulness. Practice 5 mins daily to benefit. Where do you feel anxiety?
Arms
Hands
Forehead
Eyes
Nose
Jaw
Neck
Shoulders
Back
Chest
Stomach
Legs
Feet

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Written by Richard Snowdon
Updated 12 August 2020
Next check 01 January 2021
Sources

Statistics findatherapist.co.uk Symptoms Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition Causes NHS Diagnosis Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition Cognitive Behavioural Therapy National Institute for Health and Care Excellence