Panic Disorder Treatment
Services for Panic Disorder and Phobia-
SINHA’S anxiety rating scale
Panic disorder symptom severity scale
Treatment by medications
Medications are generally prescribed for acute control of anxiety attacks and further prevention of the severe attacks.
These medications are best taken under supervision as the doses are tapered gradually over time.
Usually, a three – six month duration of medication is recommended.
Treatment by counseling
Relaxation techniques – training is provided to the patients to be able to manage their bodily reactions during a panic attack in an adaptive manner.
Desensitization therapy – specific phobias and anxiety symptoms are gradually dissociated from each other in a hierarchial manner.
Cognitive behavior therapy – this includes identifying and challenging one’s own maladaptive thoughts.
Interpersonal therapy – interpersonal issues impacting the anxiety symptoms are addressed.
Psychodynamic therapy – unconscious repressed emotions impacting one’s psychological states are uncovered to aid in recovery.