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A brief introduction to a common disorder Jean Hehn Unit 6 Human Behavior
If a person suffers from several panic attacks and have spent long periods in constant fear of another attack, they may have a chronic condition called panic disorder. Panic disorder is commonly known better as a condition in which a person suffers from panic attacks.
It’s not clearly known what causes panic attacks or disorders, however things that may play a role are: Genetics Stress Certain changes in the way parts of your brain function
A family member may suffer from the disorder. Children of parents who have panic disorder are up to 8 times more likely to develop the condition.
Physical environment Work environment Home environment Relationships with others
The world around you in which you function Noise Pollution People Places
The place in which you work Bosses Coworkers Machine Noise Deadlines
Where you live your daily life Family Friends Pets House
Personal relationships with those in your life Significant other Children Parents Siblings
Low serotonin levels Lack of or over active neurotransmitter activity Vitamin deficiency Brain trauma
A sense of impending doom or death Rapid heart rate Sweating Trembling Shortness of breath Hyperventilation
Cognitive behavioral therapy help you change thinking patterns that trigger your fears Psychodynamic psychotherapy Increasing your awareness of your unconscious thoughts and behaviors.
Relaxation training Deep breathing Yoga Meditation The nutritional supplement inositol Oral supplement
Stick to your treatment plan Join a support group Avoid caffeine, alcohol and illegal drugs Get physically active Get sufficient sleep Practice stress management and relaxation techniques.
These people suffer from anxiety attacks Delta Burke Sally Field Sir Isaac Newton Alanis Morisette Nicole Kidman Dean Cain Ann Wilson Donny Osmond
Mental Health America (MHA) 1-800-969-6642 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 1-877-726-4727 Health Resources and Services Administration 1-877-464-4772