What are Panic Attacks?
Everyone experiences feelings of anxiety and panic at certain times during their lifetime. It is a perfectly natural response, particularly when you are in a dangerous or stressful situation.
However, for people with panic disorder, feelings of anxiety, stress and panic occur regularly and at any time.
What is Panic?A panic attack occurs when your body experiences a rush of intense psychological and physical symptoms. You may feel an overwhelming sense of fear, apprehension and anxiety.
As well as these feelings, you may also experience physical symptoms such as:
- A sensation that your heart is beating irregularly (palpitations)
- Breathing too fast (hyperventilation)
“Oxford CBT helped me to understand my fears and work through my thought process and not avoiding the situations that caused panic and anxiety. ” Sept 2015
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is the treatment of choice recommended ny the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) and is used by the NHS. CBT is an evidence based treatment and has been proven to be effective in helping people overcome panic in numerous clinical trials.
Panic attacks can happen to anyone. Contact us today to book your session of CBT treatment for panic attacks.