Articles on Panic Disorder
What is Panic Disorder?
Do you know someone who seldom seems to leave the house, or if they
do they leave in the company of another person? Are they reluctant to
accept invitations to weddings, attend social events, or even have a
cup of coffee at your place, but are more than happy to hold functions
at their own residence? Then that person may be suffering from Panic
Disorder with Agoraphobia… (Read
Panic attacks can affect anyone given the right circumstances. They
are frightening events, ones that routine life cannot prepare us for.
Small wonder that a panic attack is never forgotten, and it is the very
intensity of these attacks that make us all so vulnerable to succumbing
to a life filled with anxiety and punctuated by panic… (Read
Do you have Panic
Disorder with/without Agoraphobia?
Panic attacks can happen to anyone given the right set of circumstances.
Panic Disorder occurs in approximately 3.5% of the population. However
the true proportion is likely to be much higher as sufferers, particularly
males, do not seek treatment for the disorder for a variety of reasons.
These reasons range from embarrassment, inability to attend a doctor’s
office, or fear of being diagnosed as insane… (Read
More on Panic Disorder
Panic Disorder is a highly distressing anxiety disorder which has the
potential, if untreated, to severely handicap the sufferer. Many famous
people are believed to have suffered from Panic Disorder, including
Edvard Munch, the creator of the painting “The Scream”.
Munch was known to suffer from panic attacks and many people believe
his painting to be an attempt to portray the sheer terror and fear which
accompanies a full-blown panic attack… (Read
a person with Panic Disorder (1)
To be a support to a person suffering from Panic Disorder requires understanding
and infinite patience. Panic attacks are very frightening ordeals; so
frightening that a person will do anything to avoid having one. Panic
attacks are beyond the normal experience of everyday anxiety and therefore
are difficult for a person who has never experienced one to understand…
a person with Panic Disorder (2)
It takes a special person to support a friend who suffers from panic
attacks and is using exposure therapy to recover from their condition.
Patience, perseverance, understanding, and a caring nature are essential
to facilitate recovery. But with help, you can learn to assist your
friend overcome this debilitating condition. Following on from our first
article in this series, here are some more tips to move your friend
towards recovery… (Read
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