ANXIETY & PANIC DISORDERSAT THE VERUS BONIFATIUS CLINIC
Every human being has fears. However, although our anxiety saves our lives in many situations, it is a significant limitation in everyday life for sufferers of anxiety & panic disorders. In these people, fear takes on an irrational and exaggerated character. In these cases, one also speaks of anxiety & panic disorders. Along with depression, this clinical picture is one of the most common psychosomatic disorders.
TREATMENT FOR ANXIETY & PANIC DISORDERS
We help our patients with anxiety and panic disorders, offering them a path to recovery in an efficient and effective way at the highest quality level. We remain aware of the whole body and soul of our patients. We strive to offer our patients a unique healing experience in a mindful environment with respect and care. Trust, honesty, respect, integrity and dedication are the pillars of our care for you.
The expert staff at the Verus Bonifatius Clinic attaches great importance to the complete and qualitative recovery of patients with anxiety and panic disorders. In order to provide you with a comprehensive and holistic treatment, we combine different options for this clinical picture. For example, different behavioural therapies are a very successful, additional treatment that can be carried out parallel to any medication.
THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES FOR ANXIETY & PANIC DISORDERS
As with many psychosomatic disorders, the same applies to anxiety disorders: The sooner sufferers visit a doctor’s office, the sooner the success of the treatment and the prospect of recovery become apparent. The different therapy options for a psychosomatic disorder can be combined very well. With such a behavioural therapy, significant progress could be achieved within two years. Nevertheless, the healing process of a psychosomatic disorder also includes willpower and motivation. Affected people who have been given comprehensive information by the caring professionals are also better able to recognise their complaints and their fear.
SYMPTOMS OF ANXIETY & PANIC DISORDERS
People who suffer from anxiety and panic disorder go into panic attacks in stressful or exceptional situations. Although the duration of panic attacks can vary greatly, most panic attacks do not last longer than 30 min. The frequency of these seizure-like attacks varies just as much – from several times a day monthly.
- Shortness of breath
- Palpitations or irregular heartbeat
- Trembling or quaking
- Choking sensation, tightness in the throat
- Nausea, abdominal discomfort
- Feelings of alienation (feelings of unreality, feelings of not being there)
- Hot flushes or cold shivers
- Pain, pressure or tightness in the chest
- Fear of dying
- Fear of losing control
- Fear of going mad
- Numbness or tingling sensations
DIAGNOSIS OF ANXIETY & PANIC DISORDER
The diagnosis of a potential anxiety disorder begins with a detailed medical history. In a comprehensive discussion with the person affected and the attending physician, the nature and effects of the symptoms should be clarified. In such a meeting (discussion), the doctor must also rule out any physical causes for the complaints. The presence of other, already diagnosed mental illnesses is also asked about and discussed. There is also the possibility that additional examinations will follow to clarify the symptoms.