- Created by: annagibson
- Created on: 15-07-14 04:57
Treatment Of Panic Attacks
The method of modifying the association represents a dialogue with a patient who was afraid of fainting and experienced panic attacks as soon as he did poorly. He imagined that if he fainted, eg on the bridge or in the car, then surely would have died. Therapist: So you are afraid that you pass out?
Patient : Yes, I get scared and feel the impending attack. My heart pounding, sweat and makes me feel suffocated. Do my head and I know that I faint. I need to hold something in front of him, then I fall. Therapist : Have you ever that you fainted? Patient : The luck always have time to time to grab something or sit down. Besides avoiding dangerous situations in which I could something bad happen.
Therapist : When you ran onto anxiety, blood pressure usually rises. Do you agree that, during the attack increases your blood pressure? Patient : Wali my heart, the pulse is accelerated ... Yes, it's a sign that my blood pressure rising. Therapist : That's right! And because blood pressure rises, you can not pass out. Man faints only when the pressure drops. Patient : That's why it makes me weak and shakes my head? Therapist : When you experience extreme anxiety, the body "expects" dangers, so be prepared to fight or flee. Details sourced by Anna Gibson author of 60 Second Panic Solution