Do you suffer from frequent or sudden panic attacks? Treatment is available

If yes, Peaceful Mind Psychology is here to help. At our professional private practice located in Melbourne, panic attack treatment is a standard and well-practised intervention we use to help our clients overcome panic attacks. Our experienced team of psychologists provide personalised treatment to improve your wellbeing and help you find peace in your day-to-day life.

What is a panic attack? Can it be treated?

A panic attack is a sudden onset of intense fear and discomfort that occurs within a discrete period and peaks in intensity within minutes. Usually a panic attack arises abruptly and suddenly; it can feel as if it’s come out of the blue. A panic attack is defined by experiencing at least four of the following symptoms:

  • Heart palpitations
  • Sweating
  • Shaking
  • Shortness of breath or feelings of choking
  • Chest pain
  • Nausea, dizziness or faintness
  • Feeling numb or a tingling sensation
  • Feeling hot or cold
  • Feeling a loss of reality, or detachment from oneself
  • Fear of losing control or dying

Most people will experience panic attacks during their lifetime, often triggered by severe stress, grief, or other medical conditions. However, if you suffer from frequent or unpredictable attacks, as well as persistent fear of future panic attacks occurring, which causes you to avoid certain situations; you may benefit from panic attack treatment in Melbourne.

What Panic Attack Thereapy Is There Available?

Fortunately, there are a range of psychological panic attack therapy options which have been proven by research to be effective in overcoming panic attacks. Mainstay psychological treatments include;

  • Cognitive-behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Self-Help
  • Psycho-education

Panic attack therapy aims to reduce the frequency and intensity of attacks, as well as improve your functioning in day-to-day life, by helping you face situations you may have previously avoided or struggled to endure.

Even if you don’t experience panic attacks, you may benefit from therapy if you experience mild panic or intense and frequent anxiety, or if you experience frequent worry. Finding therapy quickly can prevent panic attacks from worsening and developing into phobias, such as agoraphobia – that is, the avoidance of places/situations where it is difficult to escape or fear of social embarrassment associated with a panic attack. With the right treatment and therapist, people can expect to achieve full remission.

How Can Panic Attack Treatment Therapy Help You?

Unfortunately, it’s common for people with anxiety to avoid seeing psychologists. Often people fear talking about their anxiety, fearful that it will make their anxiety worse. Naturally, it’s also common to wish your anxiety would just disappear, so when you experience a “good patch”, you may convince yourself you’ve overcome your struggles.

Here at Peaceful Mind Psychology, we are highly experienced and competent in panic attack treatment. You will be able to talk through your symptoms with your psychologist to specially design a treatment plan for your panic attacks. Your psychologist will also help you develop an understanding of where your anxiety may have originated from and trouble shoot ways to reduce any life stressors and help improve your coping.

If you’d like to know more about what we can do to help you, or book an appointment, you can reach us via our online enquiry form or by phone. We offer flexible appointment times to suit your schedule (including evenings and weekends), and offer competitive fees to ensure affordability for our clients.

It can be difficult to Find a Psychologist that is right for you. However, our Melbourne Psychology Clinic makes it easy for you: We personally match you with with one of our lovely and professional Melbourne Psychologists based on your needs and personality. We also offer psychologists who are professionally trained in Clinical Psychology and Child and Adolescents.