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Panic Disorder and Addiction

Northpoint PanicIf you have panic disorder, you may experience sudden bursts of extreme fear or anxiety for no apparent reason. While there may be no cause to worry, your episodes are very real, and you should not ignore them. Northpoint Recovery assists with panic disorder treatment and management.

We can diagnose your condition at Northpoint Recovery to see if you have panic disorder or other mental health conditions. We provide hope and encouragement and comprehensive therapy and treatment, regardless of what issues you may be facing. You don’t have to fight panic disorder on your own.

If you or someone you care about is interested in learning more about managing panic disorder and panic treatment in general, reach out to Northpoint Recovery today online or call us at 888.296.8976.

What Causes Panic Disorder?

When you come to Northpoint Recovery for panic treatment, one of the first things we do is figure out what’s causing your problem. This initial evaluation helps us determine what causes your panic attacks and provides a foundation for beginning therapy. Our specialists can then begin working on a treatment plan that will allow you to control your panic condition.

Common causes of panic disorder include:

  • Genetics or family history
  • Stress from work, school, or even your home environment
  • Sensitivity to specific events or situations. These are sometimes referred to as triggers.
  • A past trauma resulting in post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD.
  • A few other aspects of your unique brain chemistry.

We can help you find the cause and administer the appropriate panic treatment or, if the cause is trauma, we can treat you in our PTSD treatment program.

Symptoms of Panic Disorder

Panic disorder is characterized by unexpected panic attacks without notice or apparent cause. You might be sleeping, at work, driving your car, or spending time with your friends when you have a panic attack. Triggers for panic attacks can come in many forms and sizes, and they don’t always have to be significant. A sensory encounter, a discussion, or a sudden sensation may all set off an episode.

Symptoms of panic attacks may include:

  • A sense of impending danger or a feeling of gloom and doom
  • An inability to breathe or sudden loss of bodily control
  • A quickened heart rate that does not seem to slow down
  • Sweating, hot flashes, or chills
  • Trembling and shaking
  • Headache, chest pain, or nausea

You may also cramp up, get light-headed, or feel a tingling sensation all over your body. Symptoms usually occur due to mental or emotional distress out of control.

Managing Panic Disorder

The most proactive way to address a panic disorder is to seek expert treatment. Our panic disorder therapy program offers a secure and comfortable setting where you may begin managing your panic attacks while the attention of caring specialists is on you.

We offer a wide range of treatments so that you can choose the right therapy to meet your needs. Some of our treatments include our:

  • Trauma therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Individual counseling using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) or dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)

Panic Disorder and Substance Abuse

You may have turned to drugs or alcohol as a means of managing your panic disorder. This is a typical reaction to any mental health problem. If this is the case, you could have developed an addiction and become dependent on substances. We provide co-occurring treatment that incorporates both your panic disorder and your addiction. You might require different types of therapy for each. Therefore, we recommend getting a multidisciplinary treatment plan instead.

If you abuse or are dependent on drugs or alcohol, we recommend that you complete our detoxification program to move forward with panic disorder therapy and other panic treatments. Detox is the safest way to remove harmful substances from your system and begin recovery in earnest. Our team of specialists will help ease the pain of withdrawal through compassionate care so that you can get back onto a healthier pathway without delay.

Contact Us Today About Panic Disorder Treatment

If you or someone you care about needs help to manage a panic disorder, know that with help, you can overcome it. There is hope at Northpoint Recovery. To get started, reach out to us online or call us today at 888.296.8976