Panic Disorder
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Panic Disorder

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Panic disorder is diagnosed in people who experience spontaneous seemingly out-of-the-blue panic attacks and are very preoccupied with the fear of a recurring attack. Panic attacks occur unexpectedly, sometimes even when waking up from sleep. Panic disorder usually begins in adulthood (after age 20), but children can also have panic disorder and many children experience panic-like symptoms (“fearful spells”).

 

About 2-3% of Americans experience panic disorder in a given year and it is twice as common in women than in men. Panic disorder can interfere a lot with daily life, causing people to miss work, go to many doctor visits, and avoid situations where they fear they might experience a panic attack. The interference is greatest when people also have agoraphobia, as well as panic disorder.

 

Many people don’t know that their disorder is real and highly responsive to treatment. Some are afraid or embarrassed to tell anyone, including their doctors and loved ones, about what they experience for fear of being considered a hypochondriac. Instead they suffer in silence, distancing themselves from friends, family, and others who could be helpful or supportive.

 

New Horizons Counseling Center can help patients with Panic Disorder.

Do you struggle with food, weight, or body image?

 

Do you long to make peace with your body and yourself?

 

At New Horizons, we have Certified Eating Disorders Specialists who are uniquely equipped to help you take on the battle of your life, for your life.

 

Symptoms of Eating Disorders include: (Adapted from the Eating Attitudes Test) link to psychcentral Eating Attitudes Test (something like take the full test here)

 

  1. Terrified of being overweight or preoccupied with being thinner.

 

  1. Eating binges where I feel I may not be able to stop.

 

  1. Having the impulse to vomit after eating.

 

  1. Feeling extremely guilty after eating.

 

  1. Denying yourself food even if you are hungry.

 

 

We are here to help you recover the health and balance you need in your life.

 

 

Contact us and let’s see how we can work together to effect positive change in your life, or the life of someone you love.

7361 W. Charleston Blvd, Suite 130
Las Vegas, NV 89117
(702) 545-0229

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