Panic attacks can happen to people of either gender and any age. Sometimes a person realizes they are having an anxiety or panic attack, while other times a person may feel as if he or she is having a heart attack or some other physical health crisis, because the symptoms of panic attack can mimic the symptoms of more serious physical problems. Many people who experience panic attacks describe: heart palpitations, chest pain, inability to breathe well, dizziness, nausea, sweating, trembling and many other symptoms not named here. Panic attacks may happen only a single time, or may happen repeatedly, and are very, very disturbing for the person experiencing the panic attack. Because panic attacks can mimic symptoms of more serious physical problems, it is always crucial to have a physician rule out any physical causes for your symptoms. There are many types of therapy which can help with panic attacks, as well as anti-anxiety medications which may also be prescribed by a doctor.
The following CPC counselors work with panic attacks: