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Panic Disorder-The Mind-Body Connection

by Dr. Blumberg on May 22, 2011

This educational information should be used in consultation with your doctor to confirm a diagnosis and to review available treatments for panic disorder. THE MIND-BODY CHECKLIST FOR PANIC ONLY Do You Fit The Panic Profile? Do you live in fear of panic symptoms? Do you wake up in the morning wondering “Will my heart pound […]

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The Cause of “Out of the Blue” Panic Attacks

by Dr. Blumberg on January 2, 2011

*If you are like most of my patients, that first panic attack struck “Out of the Blue” for no apparent reason.  This sudden unexplained surge of physical feelings like weakness, shallow breathing, heart racing and rubbery legs can be very terrifying.  The experience of panic attack symptoms “Out of the Blue” immediately makes you think […]

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The Four Causes of Panic Disorder

by Dr. Blumberg on December 26, 2010

THE FOUR TRIGGERS IN FORMATION The first Attack “Out of the Blue” The Primary Trigger (1): The Core Emotional Source of Panic Attacks *Mary, a 32 year old married school teacher, had just lost her father to a sudden heart attack five months ago.  The holidays were quickly approaching and, as usual, Mary had overextended […]

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Diagnose Panic Disorder with the Panic Checklist

by Dr. Blumberg on October 26, 2010

Your Panic Profile and the Three Factor Model Factor One: Your Physical feelings “Out of the Blue” Suddenly “Out of the Blue” you get hit with a wave of heart pounding, dizziness, shortness of breath, weakness and rubbery legs, there not-there feeling, disorientation, head pressure, chest pressure, blurred vision, hot and cold flashes, numbness and […]

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Six Steps To Prevent Recurring Panic Attacks

by Dr. Blumberg on October 3, 2010

Don’t Let Panic Rust Set In It was almost a year ago that *Linda had successfully completed panicLINK.  She had been feeling so well, that the panicLINK DVD, CDs, Workbooks and Guidebook were collecting dust.  She had even misplaced some her key handouts on the 6 Take Control Training Steps. The holidays were rapidly approaching.  […]

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Treating Panic Attacks: A Drug Free Model

by Dr. Blumberg on September 7, 2010

Tom’s* Story: Shortness of Breath; Am I am Gasping for My Last Breath of Air? At 10:00PM last Saturday night, Tom, a 27 year old construction worker, and a group of his friends were watching a long awaited boxing match on pay per view TV. Tom was rooting for his favorite boxer, a former middle […]

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Panic Attack Symptoms: A Lump in the Throat

by Dr. Blumberg on August 29, 2010

Could My Throat Pressure be a sign of Throat Cancer?  Charles*, a 34 year old divorced engineer, felt a sudden sensation of throat tightness and pressure, while watching TV on a Saturday Morning right before the holidays. He noticed the “lump in the throat” persisted all day.  Charles could not help his mind from traveling […]

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Panic Disorder: Chemical Imbalance or Blocked Emotions?

by Dr. Blumberg on August 22, 2010

What Causes Powerful Panic Symptoms “Out of the Blue”?  Intense physical symptoms of dizziness, chest pain, shallow breathing, weakness and rubbery legs seem so intense that both the Doctor and the Patient believe the source is a medical condition.  After multiple medical investigations, doctor visits, and several trips to the ER, Sara* a 24 year […]

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Causes of Panic Disorder: Separation Anxiety

by Dr. Blumberg on August 6, 2010

Living Panic-Free Living panic-free is not a simple matter. Panic disorder is a complex condition.  The causes are multi-factorial.  Psychological, biological and interpersonal factors often combine over time building up to that first panic attack “Out of the Blue.” Panic episodes often wax and wane on their own, even without intervention. Oftentimes, just when you […]

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Sarah* and the Fear of Losing Control I just received an urgent call from Sarah, a 35 year old married mother of three children. Yesterday, she watched a news broadcast showing a “perfectly normal mother” who snapped, went beserk and drove her car into a nearby river, drowning herself and her three children. Sarah was […]

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