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Panic Disorder

At Mental Health Research Centre, we understand that living with mental disorders can be difficult and overwhelming. That is why our team of experienced psychiatrists, psychologists, and counsellors is here to provide specialised care and support for those affected. We strive to provide the highest quality of care and support to help people with panic disorder understand their condition, manage it, and live a healthier, more fulfilling life. Our comprehensive solutions are designed to help our patients lead a life free from this disorder. We are committed to providing our patients with the care and support they need to manage their mental health disorders and have a happier life.

What is panic disorder and how to treat it?

Panic disorder can have adverse effects on the daily life of the individual, significantly impacting functioning and relationships. Panic attacks consist of intense feelings of fear and dread that come about suddenly, often for no apparent reason.

Panic Disorder Symptoms

These attacks may be accompanied by physical symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, heart attack, dry mouth, racing heartbeat, sweating, hot flushes, and dizziness. These physical symptoms lead to an accelerated heart rate, leading to further distress. It can be hard to carry out everyday activities when someone is worrying about panic attack symptoms, or simply too scared to leave their home due to extended episodes of experiencing panic symptoms. Therefore, it is important to recognise the common side effects and symptoms of panic disorder to receive effective treatments that could improve the quality of life through therapy or medications.

Causes of Panic Disorder

Panic disorder is a psychiatric disorder characterised by intermittent, unexpected panic attacks. It can be triggered by various things such as stress, traumatic experiences, and changes in the environment. In some cases, it may have a genetic component in which a family history of issues is present. Panic disorder can also be caused by certain medications that increase levels of cortisol in the brain. People with an underlying neurological condition or prior history of mental health issues are also more likely to experience panic attacks. Other factors like diet, lack of exercise, and physical conditions may contribute as well.

Risk Factors of Panic Disorder

Panic disorder can have adverse effects on anyone, but research has identified certain risk factors associated with an increased likelihood of developing this condition. These include having a medical history of the disorder, experiencing traumatic events such as abuse or neglect in childhood or adulthood, having experienced stress due to a major life transition or challenge, having other mental health conditions such as depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and genetics. Additionally, substance use and excessive caffeine consumption have also been linked to an increased risk of developing panic disorder.

Our Treatment for Panic Attacks

After conducting a physical examination, our team of mental health professionals is here to perform a provide a comprehensive treatment plan.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is a form of psychological therapy that helps patients identify and change negative thought patterns that may be contributing to their panic attacks. Our therapists can help you develop strategies to cope, recognise and manage triggers, and reduce the frequency and severity of panic attacks.

Medication Management

Our team of psychiatrists can work with you to develop an individualised medication plan that is tailored to your needs. Treatments for panic disorder may include selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), and antidepressant medication. We will monitor your progress and make adjustments as necessary.

Group Therapy

Our group therapy sessions provide a supportive environment where patients can share their experiences, provide moral support to each other, and learn new strategies to manage their panic disorder.

Stress Management

Stress is often a trigger for future panic attacks, so learning how to manage stress is an important part of managing your condition. Some techniques include breathing exercises such as deep breathing. Our team can provide you with tools and techniques to help you reduce stress.

Education and Support

We offer educational resources and support groups to help you better understand panic disorder and how to manage it.

Dr. Sagnik Mukherjee is the most experienced and the best psychiatrist in the Mental Health Research Centre (MHRC), he understands how difficult life is for patients with panic disorder and provide our clients with the best possible medical care. Our team of experts is available to discuss your individual needs and medical conditions to help you manage your condition with the necessary tools. If you are looking for help with panic disorder in Kolkata, please feel free to contact us at 098313 13020 for more information. We look forward to helping you gain peace of mind and improving your quality of life.

FAQ

A Kolkata psychiatrist offers comprehensive mental health care, including diagnosis, treatment, and long-term management of psychiatric disorders. We provide a wide range of therapies and treatments for issues like depression, relationship problems, ADHD, and substance abuse. We also offer emergency services for those moments when professional help is needed the most.

To make an appointment with our Kolkata psychiatrist you can call us directly at 098313 13020 or book online through our website. We will do our best to accommodate your request and find a time that works for you.

Yes, we are offering online consultations also for psychiatric conditions.
Yes! We offer a variety of support groups at our psychiatry clinic specifically designed to assist people with panic disorder. Our support groups provide a safe space where members can share their experiences with fellow peers while receiving encouragement and guidance from our certified therapists who specialise in treating individuals suffering from overwhelming panic.
Treatment for panic disorder typically involves psychological therapy such as cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT). It may also include medications prescribed by a psychiatrist such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or benzodiazepines for panic disorder. Other therapies can also be used to address the emotional aspects of this disorder including relaxation techniques, mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and biofeedback.
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