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Panic attacks involve a rapid surge of very intense, frightening sensations that appear suddenly and often seem to "come out of the blue". Symptoms may include any of the following:
Numerous research studies have now demonstrated that most people (70-80 %) treated with a specific Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT) treatment program can recover from panic disorder in as few as 12 structured therapy sessions. CBT is highly effective, and does not require use of medications. CBT can also be used along with medication, and has been found to help reduce risk of relapse after treatment is completed.
Description: The treatment group will provide clear education about panic attacks and the intense cycle of physiological and cognitive (frightening thought) symptoms, and will teach specific techniques to cope with and recover from panic and agoraphobia. You will have opportunity to participate in a program that has helped many people fully recover from panic and regain a sense of confidence and freedom from the fears. The group will include 5 - 8 members.
Leader: James L. Shenk, Ph.D.
Fee: $80 per session (90-minute sessions) an individual assessment ($300) is required prior to the start of the group.