Panic Disorder Specialist

Mindful Urgent Care

Psychiatrists located in West Hempstead, NY & Midtown, New York, NY

If you’re all too familiar with symptoms like a racing heart, labored breathing, and a sudden feeling of intense fear, you may suffer from panic disorder. Panic attacks are frightening and confusing, especially if you don’t realize what’s happening. The experienced psychiatric care providers at Mindful Urgent Care in West Hempstead, Midtown, and the Financial District in New York can diagnose your panic disorder and then help you overcome it with customized treatment. For compassionate panic disorder treatment, book an appointment online or by phone now.

Panic Disorder Q & A

What is panic disorder?

Panic disorder is a condition in which you suffer from sudden panic attacks. Panic disorder usually affects adults, and it’s most common in women. Up to 3% of all Americans have panic disorder every year.

If you suffer from panic disorder, you may start to fear panic attacks so much that you begin avoiding social situations or other situations that you think could induce an attack. Eventually, trying to avoid panic attacks could leave you afraid to leave your home or interact with others very often.

Sometimes, there’s an obvious trigger for panic attacks, such as a highly stressful situation. In other cases, you could have a panic attack when you’re quite calm and don’t expect it at all. With panic disorder, you never really know when the next panic attack will happen.

There’s no doubt that panic attacks are scary, but by getting a diagnosis and treatment you don’t have to live in fear of them any longer.

How can I recognize a panic attack?

Panic attack symptoms can be extremely powerful and frightening. They include:

  • Accelerated heartbeat
  • Chest pain or constriction
  • Breathing problems
  • Dizziness
  • Sense of doom
  • Profuse sweating
  • Tingling or pins-and-needles sensation

Panic attacks can cause such severe symptoms that they mimic a heart attack, which can intensify the panic and make it even worse. If you experience these symptoms often and at unexpected times, it’s important to get a diagnosis so you can overcome the fear and anxiety.

How is panic disorder treated?

In most cases, there are several different components to panic disorder treatment. Your psychiatrist at Mindful Urgent Care may prescribe daily medication as well as an as-needed medication that you take when you recognize panic attack symptoms.

Your care providers work with you to help you recognize attacks and cope with triggers effectively through therapy. You may also benefit from group therapy where you can connect with others who deal with the same experiences as you.

The Mindful Urgent Care team wants you to know that panic disorder doesn’t have to rule your life. You can enjoy life without constant fear of panic attacks if you just take the first step. Use the online scheduler or call the office nearest you to book an appointment today.

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