Panic Disorder Specialist

Thriving Mind Psychology

Psychologists located in Midtown, New York, NY

Overwhelming fear and anxiety to the point where your heart races and you can’t breathe may be warning signs of panic disorder. If you battle with occasional or frequent panic attacks, the compassionate mental health providers at Thriving Mind Psychology in Midtown Manhattan can help. Book your panic disorder evaluation through the website or call the office directly.

Panic Disorder Q & A

What are the symptoms of panic disorder?

Panic disorder leads to life-altering mental and physical issues that can make your entire world feel like it’s crashing down on you. During panic attacks, you may experience:

  • Numbness or tingling in your extremities
  • Intense, rapid heart pounding
  • Dizziness or fainting spells
  • Chest pain or tightness 
  • Intense fear or worry 
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Extreme sweating

You might also start avoiding places or situations where you’ve experienced panic attacks in the past, even if they’re not really harmful or dangerous. 

Why do I have panic disorder?

If any of the panic disorder symptoms sound familiar, you understand just how serious and debilitating panic attacks are. Your case of panic disorder may be linked to:

  • Abnormal changes in your brain function
  • Family history of panic disorder
  • History of trauma or abuse
  • Major life stress

Sometimes, your personal habits are the cause of your panic attacks. For instance, if you smoke cigarettes or consume too much caffeine, your risk of developing panic disorder increases. 

While anyone can develop panic disorder at any age, this chronic mental health condition typically begins in your late teens or early adulthood. Women are more likely than men to struggle with panic disorder. No matter what’s triggering your panic disorder, you have help at Thriving Mind Psychology.

How is panic disorder treated?

Your panic disorder treatment plan depends on the severity of your panic attacks and symptoms, as well as the cause of your condition. At Thriving Mind Psychology, your dedicated practitioner sits and talks with you to get to the root of why you have panic disorder so you can work together to build a treatment plan. 

Your panic disorder treatment plan may include:

  • Virtual reality exposure therapy (VRET)
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Psychotherapy (talk therapy)
  • Couples or group therapy 
  • Meditation techniques 
  • Online video therapy 
  • Life coaching
  • Neurofeedback (electroencephalographic or EEG biofeedback)

Thriving Mind Psychology also helps you learn to cope with stressors that trigger panic attacks so you can live a happier life and improve your overall well-being. 

Get started on your personalized panic disorder treatment plan by booking an evaluation at Thriving Mind Psychology today. You can conveniently schedule either online or over the phone.