Insight Oriented Therapy and Long-Term Prevention

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Panic attacks are often treated with Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, which aims to reduce or get rid of symptoms. However, such extreme anxiety occurs due to a deeper root cause, and research has shown that CBT is not very effective for long-term treatment of the disorder. Instead, Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic is more effective in long-term treatment as it directly addresses the cause of the symptoms we know as Panic Attacks. Instead, it examines what unconscious conflicts exist and make this conscious so that the body does have to keep expressing the psychic conflict. Research also shows that many people who suffer from Panic Attacks have poor attachment to/relationships with parents, who could sometimes be very critical. Additionally, the perceived danger outside (the world is a dangerous place," it's not safe to...) is a projection of disavowed and split off feelings of anger, rage and other aggressive feelings that are unknowable to the person. Seeking help from a Psychodynamically/Psychoanalytically oriented clinician or Psychoanalyst would be advisable and far more effective in the long run to actually deal with problem head on.

What You'll Need

  • Bravery to face the things that you push out of your mind the most
  • Some income

What You'll Do

  • Think about who you were most upset with
  • Psychodynamically/Psychoanalytically oriented clinician or Psychoanalyst, not a clincian who uses CBT.
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