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Panic disorder can be hugely distressing for any individual in Stockport, but be reassured – help is available.
Panic disorder is where you have, or fear having, repeated and regular panic attacks, sometimes for no apparent reason.
CBT is the only proven effective therapy to cure panic.
Everyone feels panicky at times during their life. It is a normal response, particularly when you are in a scary or stressful situation. However, for clients with panic disorder, feelings of panic and extreme stress occur regularly and can appear at any given time.
Here at Stockport Counselling Services, we see many people with symptoms just like yours, and through therapeutic treatment, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), we can eradicate your panic disorder.
The first area of focus for panic disorder sufferers in Stockport is to directly target your understanding of the effects of panic.
CBT is one proven approach to panic disorder that we practise in Stockport. This will entail weekly sessions. The aim of CBT is to eradicate panic completely in the shortest time possible.
The extent of the treatment requirement varies individual to individual depending on how pronounced and prolonged your panic disorder is. But even in the most severe case. Stockport Counselling Services can make a substantial difference to the lives of sufferers of panic disorder.
For a confidential chat or to make your first appointment, please email or phone us today.
Panic Disorder Symptoms
Panic disorder is when people have symptoms i.e. panic attacks on a regular basis. This is often accompanied by anxiety and worry on a regular basis, and sufferers can become panicked by the fear of having an attack itself which can lead to avoidant behaviour.
Panic attacks are easily recognisable because of the acute sense of discomfort and disorientation felt by the sufferer. Among the symptoms are:
- profuse sweating
- awareness of heartbeat and palpitations
- shortness of breath
- sense of being too hot or cold
- chest pain and inability to catch a breath
- consciousness of your breathing which may seem shallow and fast
- dry mouth
- feeling unreal ‘strange’
- tingling in the body
If you live in Stockport and experience panic then it may be that you are suffering from panic disorder. Remember that, however distressing it may be, counselling can help broker change for this condition and many people subsequently go on to lead happy and normal lives.