Panic disorders are debilitating to an individual’s life and by extension their loved ones. It can make ordinary life a struggle, living in a constant state of fear knowing that at any given time a panic attack can occur. You see, when a person has a panic disorder, their body responds to stress and fear differently, causing physiological manifestations accompanied by extreme anxiety.
Panic disorders are usually caused by irregularities in the brain that trigger the body’s “fight or flight” response at inopportune times. These irregularities in the brain could have been caused by traumatic events that have taken place in one’s life causing the brains coping mechanism to fail. Also, many things in a person’s life can cause a panic attack, such as a great sudden loss (loved one, job, home, etc.) Also, substance abuse can interfere with the brains capability to process stress and anxiety and later cause that person to experience panic attacks.
One of the most well-known symptoms of panic disorder is the panic attack itself. A person will feel a sudden, overwhelming charge of panic and fear causing physical responses and uncontrolled emotional anguish leaving the sufferer confused, afraid, and powerless. While panic attacks vary in symptoms, panic attacks more or less come on quickly and can last an average of ten minutes. During a panic attack, some people might also experience the following; difficulty breathing, shaking, increased heart rate (during a panic attack many people think they’re having a heart attack), sensitive to noise and touch, crying, perspiring, and a tremendous feeling of dread and or fear.
At the Eustache Institute, we have helped many patients overcome their panic disorder through Neurofeedback therapy, a non-invasive method of treatment that has zero side effects. Neurofeedback teaches a person how to train their brain to relax and focus by locating the area or areas of the brain responsible for the panic attacks. The brain will learn how to cope with anxiety, panic, and fear accurately during each session. Our brain is the control center of our bodies and mind. Once the brain is balanced, a person’s brain and body will find harmony.
Dr. Elena Eustache is a specialist in neurofeedback therapy, with a Ph.D. in Psychology and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Dr. Elena Eustache helps her patients reach their full potential so they can live the life they’ve always dreamed. You can read more about neurofeedback therapy by visiting her blog. You may also find her on Instagram and Facebook.