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Panic Disorder

In the warm, nurturing environment of our residential facility, Bridges to Recovery offers specialized treatment for people suffering from Panic Disorder. Our highly trained, multidisciplinary team of clinicians provides in-depth assessments to understand the full scope of your symptoms and create a personalized treatment plan to address your needs. Through a comprehensive program of individual psychotherapy, group therapy, holistic therapies, and expert medication management, you can examine the underlying causes of your condition and develop the skills you need to gain control of your symptoms. The intensive nature of our program means that you can see rapid results and quickly find relief from suffering. With the support of compassionate professionals and understanding peers, you can heal from the damaging effects of Panic Disorder and experience newfound stability, confidence, and tranquility.

Contact us for more information about Panic Disorder treatment at Bridges to Recovery, and to find out how we can help you or your loved one start on the path to lasting wellness.

Moving Past Panic

Panic Disorder is an anxiety disorder that manifests in severe periodic attacks of overwhelming fear, and can have severe emotional and practical repercussions. Panic attacks are frightening and uncomfortable physical experiences that may limit your ability to function, and even cause some people to believe they are suffering from a heart attack or other medical emergency. These episodes may be triggered by particular events, such as public speaking, social interactions, driving over bridges, or flying, or they may appear randomly. In many cases, panic disorder is linked to a co-occurring mental health disorder, such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Social Anxiety, or Depression, or emerges as a response to significant life changes. After a panic attack, you may experience anticipatory fear of future attacks, leading to serious psychological distress and behavioral changes as you try to avoid recurrence.

Symptoms of Panic Disorder include:

  • Racing heart
  • Shortness of breath
  • Trembling or shaking
  • Nausea
  • Feeling light-headed or dizzy
  • Feeling disconnected from your environment
  • Numbness or tingling sensations
  • Fear of dying

For some people, fear of experiencing a panic attack leads to agoraphobia: in order to avoid panic, you withdraw from normal life activities and avoid public spaces, particularly crowds or situations in which a panic attack would be embarrassing. Over time, your panic disorder may progress to the point where you are only comfortable at home, severely disrupting your social and occupational functioning and causing deep emotional suffering.

At Bridges to Recovery, we create a relaxing therapeutic environment in which you can focus fully on healing without the stressors of everyday life. With a maximum of only six clients at a time per facility, you can be assured that you will receive the individualized attention and close monitoring you need without feeling overwhelmed. Our compassionate clinicians understand the importance of working at a pace and in a manner that is right for you, and customize therapies to ensure your comfort and safety throughout treatment. As part of the close-knit community at Bridges, you can explore your psychological state without fear of judgment, allowing you to make meaningful progress towards recovery and build confidence in your ability to heal. Through thoughtfully layered, innovative therapies, you develop the insight and practical skills necessary to move forward and create a more rewarding, productive, and emotionally fulfilling life.

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