100 Questions & Answers About Panic Disorder by Carol Berman

By Carol Berman

EMPOWER your self! in the event you or a friend suffers from panic assaults, this e-book deals aid. the single textual content to supply either the doctor’s and patient’s viewpoint, a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Panic ailment delivers authoritative, functional solutions on your questions on the reasons and remedy of panic illness, in addition to recommendation on dealing with panic assaults, assets of help, and lots more and plenty extra. Written via Carol W. Berman, MD, a sought after psychiatrist focusing on the therapy of panic ailment, with statement from a sufferer, this booklet is a useful source for figuring out and dealing with the scientific, mental, and emotional turmoil of this scary and sometimes debilitating .

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Should we be€concerned? Many times people think they are having a heart attack until the emergency room doctor or a cardiologist rules out heart disease, and a diagnosis of panic disorder is made. A fast heart rate and high blood pressure (BP) may occur during panic attacks without indicating heart problems. If these two symptoms clear up and are not present usually, there is no need for concern. You should concentrate on trying to treat the panic disorder. The first step is to consult a psychiatrist, who will probably recommend that your husband start taking an anxiolytic and an antidepressant.

Of course, even though men are in the minority in this condition, many men still suffer from it. Men may also report panic attacks less frequently and try to “tough it out” by drinking or drugging. One of my patients didn’t realize he had panic attacks until he stopped his daily use of marijuana. Then he started having them three times a week. In some communities, for example, the Amish in Pennsylvania, where men do not use alcohol or drugs, the ratio of men to women with panic attacks is more even.

Anytime you are exposed to the feared situation you will have anxiety, which may take the form of a panic attack. Usually you realize your fears and avoid the situations, behaviors that interfere with your social life. Social phobia is common, occurring in 3% to 13% of people. Most people with it fear public speaking more than speaking to strangers or meeting new people. Some fear eating, drinking, or writing in public or using a public restroom. Typically, social phobia starts in the teen years, after a person has been a shy child.

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