What Is A Panic Attack?
Panic attacks are episodes during which a person is overcome by feelings of intense fear, as well as a pounding heart, sweatiness, dizziness, weakness or faintness. The National Institute of Mental Health says that panic attacks can occur anytime, even while sleeping. When a person experiences repeated panic attacks, the diagnosis is a panic disorder.
Panic disorder is a very treatable mental illness, but if left untreated can result in agoraphobia - the fear of open spaces. This happens when a person starts to avoid places and events where they experienced a panic attack.
What Are The Symptoms of A Panic Attack?
During a panic attack, a person may appear flushed and feel chilled. They may think they are having a heart attack, losing their mind, or are on the verge of death. Other physical symptoms of a panic attack can include:
- Tingling or numbness in hands
- Chest pain
- Smothering sensations
- Unrealistic feelings
- Impending sense of doom
- Fear of losing control
How can Road to Freedom help?
Our caring staff provide outstanding pastoral, medical and psychiatric care. At RTF you will find the most comprehensive & well equipped Christian rehab program in the country. With three full-time pastors, three part-time pastors, four Christian therapists and a complete medical staff, our patients have access to compassionate, Christ-centered care seven days a week.
Road to Freedom uses a variety of methods, activities and programs to give you the most effective results from your treatment experience including:
- Pastoral Counseling
- Bible study groups
- Biblically based 12-step meetings
- Individual clinical Christian counseling
- Peer recovery group support
- Holistic and physical therapies
- Recreational activities and exercise programs
- Life skills training and other preparations for life after treatment
- Family systems workshop
We can help as God Restores Hope!
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight." For more verses on anxiety and dealing with panic see our blog.
At Road to Freedom program, we are here to help you. Call us 24 hours a day at (844) 402-3605 for a confidential evaluation with one of our professional counselors, and learn about available treatment options.