Download PDF by Carol Berman: 100 Questions & Answers About Panic Disorder, Second Edition

By Carol Berman

ISBN-10: 0763775231

ISBN-13: 9780763775230

When you or a friend suffers from panic assaults, this publication bargains aid. the one textual content to supply either the health practitioner s and sufferer s perspective, a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Panic ailment, moment version supplies authoritative, useful solutions on your questions on the explanations and therapy of panic sickness, in addition to recommendation on dealing with panic assaults, assets of help, and masses extra. Written by means of Carol W. Berman, MD, a favorite psychiatrist focusing on the therapy of panic sickness, with remark from a sufferer, this publication is a useful source for knowing and dealing with the clinical, mental, and emotional turmoil of this scary and sometimes debilitating .

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Doing psychotherapy while taking medication is one of the best treatment plans. Psychotherapy can actually change the chemistry of the brain. We know that it works on both a physical and emotional level. If you can learn to modify your responses to frightening internal stimuli—like in a panic attack—you are better able to cope with panic disorder. 41. What is behavioral therapy, and how does it work? Behavioral therapy is an application of learning principles to the treatment of behavioral disorders.

Most people who have agoraphobia have panic attacks. One of the prime reasons for a person to seek treatment as quickly as possible for panic disorder is so that agoraphobia does not develop. indd 39 3/5/09 8:20:03 AM 1 0 0 Q u e s t i o n s ╃ & ╃ A n s w e r s A b o u t P a n i c D i s o r d e r Sleep terror disorder Characterized by abruptly waking from sleep with a panicky scream, feel­ ings of intense fear, a rapid heartbeat, deep breathing, and sweating; the person is unresponsive to others trying to com­ fort him or her and usually has amnesia for the episode.

Trust your doctor and try to work with him or her. 40. Why are some people cured of panic attacks and some not cured? Psychotherapy can actually change the chemistry of the brain. It’s not clear why some people take medicines and then never have another panic attack, and why others are subject to panic attacks indefinitely. The ratio between them is thought to be about 50/50. This means that 50% who take antidepressants for panic attacks may never have another one after one year of treatment, and 50% will get reoccurrences.

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