"I Feel Like I'm Losing My Grip."
No two people experience anxiety in the same way. Here, we explain the symptoms of phobias, panic attacks, social anxiety disorder, and other types of anxiety disorders — plus how to treat each one.
Treatments for Panic Disorder
Panic disorder is most effectively treated with psychotherapy, particularly CBT — more than 70 percent of patients report being panic-free after CBT treatment. A common method is "interoceptive therapy," which simulates the symptoms of a panic attack. Since fear of recurring panic attacks (and their often-terrifying symptoms) is a big part of panic disorder, interoceptive therapy lets patients act out symptoms in a controlled environment where they feel safe.