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Panic Disorder

What is Panic Disorder?

Panic disorder is the condition which develops when the Amygdala, the organ responsible for controlling the anxious response, become reset at a higher baseline level of anxiety causing the anxious response to become so obtuse that panic attacks occur.

These attacks can manifest themselves in may ways, however, primarily, a panic attack will cause the sufferer to experience an acute form of all anxiety symptoms such as sweating, shaking, racing heart, dizziness, tingling in the extremities, headaches, frequency of urination and/or defecation and many other unpleasant symptoms.

Panic disorder is at the 'top end' of the anxiety disorder symptom spectrum and represents the very worst physical manifestation of the disorder. However, although incredibly unpleasant, panic disorder is not at all harmful to the body.

Panic attacks affect over 70% of anxiety disorder sufferers and commonly cause the sufferer to withdraw causing the sufferer to experience agoraphobia, social phobia and a very isolated existence.

By reducing the 'baseline' anxiety level, panic disorders can be eliminated very quickly indeed. Our research has shown that the Amygdala, which is responsible for the anxious reaction, can be manipulated to lower this baseline back down to a normal level allowing the sufferer to experience permanent relief from their attacks.

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