Child Panic Disorder
Does your child or adolescent experience recurrent, unexpected panic attacks? Does he or she persistently worry about having additional panic attacks, or their consequences?
What is a panic attack?
A panic attack is an abrupt surge of intense fear or intense discomfort that reaches a peak within minutes.
What are the symptoms of a panic attack?
trembling or shaking
sensations of shortness of breath or smothering
feelings of choking
chest pain or discomfort
nausea or abdominal distress
feeling dizzy, unsteady, lightheaded or faint
chilled or heat sensations
numbness or tingling sensations
derealization or feelings of unreality
feeling detached from oneself
fear of losing control or “going crazy”
fear of dying
Treatment for panic disorder in Philadelphia:
Dr. Braunstein offers supportive, evidence-based therapy for children and adolescents with panic disorder, tailored to their specific needs and preferences. Contact Dr. Braunstein to schedule an initial visit at her office in Center City Philadelphia.
Helpful external resources for panic disorder: