Panic Disorder: Diagnosis and Treatment
As many as 3 out of every 100 American adults experience the symptoms of panic disorder. People who have just experienced a panic attack for the first time often report that it was one of the worst, most frightening, and uncomfortable experiences in their lives. Individuals who experience panic attacks often misinterpret the symptoms of a panic attack as a heart attack or other life-threatening medical condition, leading them to worry they are dying. People often quickly pursue emergency medical treatment and costly medical procedures, and physicians who see these consumers frequently fail to diagnose panic disorder. Fortunately, effective treatment is available, and panic disorder can be managed and overcome. In fact, panic disorder is one of the most treatable of all the anxiety disorders. This course will provide you with the tools necessary to accurately diagnose and effectively treat panic disorder.
In this course, you will learn how to recognize panic disorder and differentiate between panic disorder with and without agoraphobia. This course will teach you about the symptoms, causes, and effects of the illness. You’ll then learn about the most current treatments for panic disorder. Through interactive exercises and detailed vignettes, you will learn practical ways to more effectively help your consumers who are dealing with the illness.
This training is appropriate for mental health professionals of all levels.