Panic Disorder Controlling Fight or Flight  www.helpingpsychology.com http://free-anger-management.com/wp-content/uploads/...
Anxiety and panic  are typical human reactions, linked to self-awareness and self-preservation.  www.helpingpsychology.com...
The flight-or-fight instinct is the brain’s subconscious choice of solutions to  immediate threats of danger.  www.helping...
Slamming on the brakes in reaction to the threat of a car accident, fleeing from a building at the sound of a fire alarm a...
People who are diagnosed with  panic disorder  experience overwhelming fear and panic over situations that typically do no...
Depending upon the seriousness of the condition,  psychologists   typically use a combination of approaches for  helping p...
Physical symptoms  of panic attacks can include rapid heartbeat, paralyzing terror, trembling and difficulty breathing.  w...
Cognitive-behavioral therapy   (CBT) and  Applied Relaxation therapy  (AR) are used by psychologists, often in conjunction...
The goal is to  help patients  understand the difference between rational and irrational concerns and behaviors.  www.help...
Patients  first learn to  identify triggers  and concerns that begin their cycle of anxiety and panic.  www.helpingpsychol...
Next,  psychologists  help patients understand their own behavior patterns and thoughts processes.  www.helpingpsychology....
Finally, patients practice and apply strategies for modifying and controlling their  thoughts and reactions.  www.helpingp...
To combat the debilitating experience of panic attacks,  applied relaxation therapy  (AR) is often used to help people cop...
Applied Relaxation   therapy  is often used together with  CBT  to provide patients with a variety of methods of addressin...
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Anxiety and panic are typical human reactions, linked to self-awareness and self-preservation.
The flight-or-fight instinct is the brain’s subconscious choice of solutions to immediate threats of danger

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Panic Disorder : Controlling Fight Or Flight

  1. 1. Panic Disorder Controlling Fight or Flight www.helpingpsychology.com http://free-anger-management.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/dreamstime_anxiety.jpg
  2. 2. Anxiety and panic are typical human reactions, linked to self-awareness and self-preservation. www.helpingpsychology.com http://content5.videojug.com/f1/f1da84d9-7afc-4b72-aa02-23ad4580c808/how-to-help-someone-having-a-panic-attac.jpg
  3. 3. The flight-or-fight instinct is the brain’s subconscious choice of solutions to immediate threats of danger. www.helpingpsychology.com http://neuronarrative.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/anxiety.jpg
  4. 4. Slamming on the brakes in reaction to the threat of a car accident, fleeing from a building at the sound of a fire alarm and administering frantic back blows to one’s choking child are examples of how anxiety and panic guide human actions. www.helpingpsychology.com
  5. 5. People who are diagnosed with panic disorder experience overwhelming fear and panic over situations that typically do not require such serious concern. www.helpingpsychology.com http://www.healthreportnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/anxiety.jpg
  6. 6. Depending upon the seriousness of the condition, psychologists typically use a combination of approaches for helping patients diagnosed with panic disorder. www.helpingpsychology.com http://i.ehow.com/images/GlobalPhoto/Articles/5329928/331935-main_Full.jpg
  7. 7. Physical symptoms of panic attacks can include rapid heartbeat, paralyzing terror, trembling and difficulty breathing. www.helpingpsychology.com http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/12/11/article-1093727-006C43DF00000258-265_468x664.jpg
  8. 8. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and Applied Relaxation therapy (AR) are used by psychologists, often in conjunction with prescribed medications, to treat patients with panic disorders. www.helpingpsychology.com
  9. 9. The goal is to help patients understand the difference between rational and irrational concerns and behaviors. www.helpingpsychology.com http://www.prlog.org/10233291-attachment.jpg
  10. 10. Patients first learn to identify triggers and concerns that begin their cycle of anxiety and panic. www.helpingpsychology.com
  11. 11. Next, psychologists help patients understand their own behavior patterns and thoughts processes. www.helpingpsychology.com
  12. 12. Finally, patients practice and apply strategies for modifying and controlling their thoughts and reactions. www.helpingpsychology.com
  13. 13. To combat the debilitating experience of panic attacks, applied relaxation therapy (AR) is often used to help people cope with the physical symptoms and gain control of the situation. www.helpingpsychology.com
  14. 14. Applied Relaxation therapy is often used together with CBT to provide patients with a variety of methods of addressing their thoughts, reactions and actions. www.helpingpsychology.com
  15. 15. Another approach used to treat panic disorder is pharmacotherapy, or the use of medications, as a short- or long-term option. www.helpingpsychology.com
  16. 16. Anxiolytics, which are anti-anxiety medications, or selective serotinin reuptake inhibitors(SSRIs), are sometimes prescribed to alter the brain chemistry in order to alleviate symptoms or to aid in the success of other therapies. www.helpingpsychology.com
  17. 17. Common SSRIs used to treat panic disorders include Prozac, Paxil or Zoloft. Xanax, Ativan and Valium are also commonly prescribed by psychiatrists. www.helpingpsychology.com
  18. 18. Fear, panic and anxiety are believed to be traits that have evolved in the brain to alert and protect people from dangers. www.helpingpsychology.com
  19. 19. Flight-or-Fight is a necessary instinct in human beings that increases our chances of survival in hazardous situations. www.helpingpsychology.com
  20. 20. www.helpingpsychology.com Treating Constant Fear and panic through the use of cognitive-behavioral therapy, applied relaxation therapy and prescription medications can allow patients to learn methods for combating panic disorders in order to experience more comfortable lives.
  21. 21. www.argosy.edu Argosy University has developed a curriculum that focuses on interpersonal skills and practical experience alongside academic learning. Sponsored By Helping Psychology is sponsored by Argosy University.

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