Panic Disorder

Treatment of Panic Disorder in NYC

Dr. Dmitry Malkin

Panic-disorder

 

Panic disorder is the repeated and regular occurrence of panic attacks- often for no apparent reason.

Panic is a natural response to dangerous or highly stressful situations. It is a vital aspect of our instinctive sense of self-preservation, and everyone feels panic at certain points in our lives.

For someone with Panic Disorder, however, feelings of panic, anxiety and stress are recurring, and at any time regardless of the situation. While Panic Disorder is similar in some ways to Anxiety Disorder, there are differences in their diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Malkin works closely with patients to ascertain their problems and the correct path of treatment, helping them to manage their symptoms.

What is a Panic Attack?

A panic attack occurs when your body experiences a rush of intense mental and physical symptoms.

You may experience an overwhelming sense of fear, trepidation and anxiety. Additionally, you may also have physical symptoms such as:

  • nausea
  • sweating
  • trembling
  • a sensation that your heart is beating irregularly (palpitations)

The number of panic attacks you have will depend on how severe your condition is. Some people may have a couple of attacks each month while others may have several attacks a week.

It is important to remember that a panic attack is not physically dangerous, despite how frightening they can be. It is very unlikely you would be admitted to hospital if you suffer a panic attack.

As with many mental health conditions cause of Panic Disorder is not entirely understood. It is likely to be a condition that occurs from a variety of physical and mental conditions.

Dr. Dmitry Malkin is an expert in many methods used to treat the symptoms of Panic Disorder, primarily employing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in conjunction with psychopharmacology and herbal supplements. With correct treatment, many people can manage their anxiety symptoms and take back control of their lives.

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