Individuals with panic disorder can experience repeated episodes of intense fear and unpleasant physical sensations. These panic attacks can lead a person to avoid situations in order to reduce the attacks.
CBT for Panic Disorder
Panic disorder can be treated by cognitive behavioral therapy. This therapy helps a person understand what happens during a panic attack and provides interventions that can reduce the symptoms and frequency of the attacks. Other interventions might include how to reduce stress and incorporate a lifestyle to reduce the panic.