Panic attacks are characterized by a sensation of intense fear, accompanied by physical manifestations such as tachycardia, chest or stomach pain, dizziness, excessive sweating, chills or numbness in some part of the body.
The successive effects of attacks cause significant changes in the person and his or her behavior. For example: feeling constantly concerned that the episode will happen again, exhibiting avoidance reactions to places or people associated with the crisis, or even consuming harmful substances to control the fears.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What causes a Panic Attack Disorder?
Panic disorder can occur when someone is subjected to a great deal of stress. It often occurs with high profile people who manage a great deal or have a lot of obligations and are prone to worrying. These intense sensations overload the body, so that when anticipating a discomfort, the fear begins to worsen, and this ignites the body's alarm systems until the symptoms worsen.
How can a panic disorder be treated?
The psychological treatment is aimed at reducing the associations of places or situations that cause anxiety, and at generating assertive coping strategies to manage the fear and emotions.
How long is a panic episode?
Episodes usually only last between 15 to 20 seconds with the maximum time accompanied by intense symptoms lasting up to 15 or even 20 minutes.
OUR TREATMENT MODEL
CADE offers a multidisciplinary treatment according to the characteristics and needs of the patient that is based on the patient´s diagnosis and an individual intervention plan.
A psychological or psychiatric disorder generally has a genetic or biological origin detonated by difficult and early or current traumatic experiences that lead the individual to become ill. Therefore, the clinical intervention in these disorders necessitates the multidisciplinary work of psychiatry, psychology, medicine, nutrition and complementary therapies. The treatment can be outpatient, inpatient or semi-inpatient based.