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 therapy. Read More
What panic attack treatment is available?
Fortunately, there are a range of psychological panic attack treatments, which have been proven by research to be effective in overcoming panic attacks. Mainstay psychological treatments include;
- Cognitive-behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Panic attack treatments aim 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 treatment if you experience mild panic or intense and frequent anxiety, or if you experience frequent worry. Finding treatment 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.
So, how can we 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 treating anxiety and panic. 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.