Most of us are likely to be affected by emotional problems at some stage in our lives, and this is more likely to occur at times when the stress of life is increased by major life.

Feeling down or anxious will affect our day to day existence, influencing our thoughts and behaviors, how we relate to others, and our work performance. Some emotional difficulties may have commenced recently, but others may have been with us since childhood. These may range from difficulties which cause minor inconvenience, through to difficulties that affect our daily living. A fear of bungee jumping may not greatly impact on our lives, but a fear of leaving our own home most certainly will.

What is a panic attack?

A panic attack has three important feature
1. It is accompanied by intense fear and anxiety
2. It usually comes on fairly suddenly
3. The most intense feelings last a relatively brief time (although it may seem like a very long time when you are in the middle of an attack, and it may leave you feeling uncomfortable for some time after the peak has passed).

Panic is usually accompanied by a sense that something awful is about to happen. You may think that you will die, or go mad, lose control, or make a complete fool of yourself, or something else. There are many different fears. Panic often appears to come “out of the blue”, the panic attack is completely unexpected and does not appear to be triggered by anything. Other times, people can recognize particular situations which are likely to trigger an attack.

CBT Panic attacks are very common, but they are not a sign of serious mental illness. We know that as many as one in ten of the general public may have at least one panic attack in their life time (that’s just around half a million people in Ireland!). Many people have panic attacks for a while, but then the panics go away. For others, they may cause problems for a long time. A lot of people presenting for treatment report that they no longer have panic attacks, but they live in fear of having another one. Unfortunately, perhaps because of the prejudices about psychological problems which still exist, many people wait years before they tell anyone or seek professional help, and some people never seek help at all. which is unfortunate, given that the success rate in treating panic disorder using CBT is over 90%.

Panic disorder is effectively treated routinely at this clinic. CBT is the gold standard in the treatment of panic disorder.

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Author's Bio: 

My professional training has been exclusively in CBT. I trained initially in Belfast and then I did further advanced training in CBT in the renowned Kings College London, where I trained in the BECK/PADESKY model (this is the main CBT model).To ensure best practice I routinely consult with external experts who are renowned in the field of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy both in the UK and the USA. I regularly attend international conferences and workshops to keep up to date with current trends and techniques in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.