Panic Disorder

January 31, 2010

Panic disorder involves panic attacks, which are rushes of intense fear, along with symptoms such as a racing heart, shortness of breath, stomach upset, sweating, and trembling. Initially these attacks appear to come from “out of the blue,” but often they become linked with particular places or situations. If the person starts to fear and/or avoid situations because they might trigger a panic attack, the person is said to have panic disorder with agoraphobia (literally, agoraphobia means “fear of the marketplace”). Panic disorder with or without agoraphobia often is treated successfully using cognitive-behavioral therapy.

Hoover & Associates’ team of licensed psychologists, counselors, and social workers is here to offer you help and guidance. We’ve been providing mental health services in the southwest suburbs of Chicago since 1985. We’re conveniently located at 16325 S. Harlem Ave., Suite 200 (2nd floor), Tinley Park, IL, 60477. Our offices are conveniently located near Orland Park, Orland Hills, Homer Glen, Mokena, Frankfort, Matteson, Country Club Hills, Flossmoor, Homewood, Hazel Crest, Markham, Oak Forest, Midlothian, Crestwood, Palos Heights, Palos Park, and Palos Hills. Call to make an appointment: 708-429-6999.