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Panic Disorder Treatment Tampa FL

Panic disorder treatment helps people suffering from panic disorder, a type of anxiety disorder. Treatment combining psychotherapy or cognitive-behavioral therapy and medication can be helpful. Stress-management techniques can also help. See below to learn more and to gain access to licensed counselors in Tampa, FL who provide treatment for anxiety disorders.

Nancy M. Brehm
(813) 259-9500
1304 S. De Soto Avenue
Tampa, FL
Services
PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Couples Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia)
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Languages Spoken
German
Education Info
Doctoral Program: United States International University
Credentialed Since: 1989-11-03

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Ms. Anne Thal
Thal Associates
(813) 354-9444
3333 W KENNEDY BLVD SUITE 106
Tampa, FL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, DCSW
Licensed in Florida
42 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Danielle V. Baum
(813) 983-9350
8066 N. 56th St.
Tampa, FL
Services
Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Ohio U
Credentialed Since: 1989-12-06

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Mr. Joel Brooks
Clinical Service Associates
(813) 978-3960
3500 E. Fletcher Ave. Suite 129
Tampa, FL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Florida
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression,
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Offenders/Perpetrators, Step Families, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Michele Frances Dodds
(612) 327-9200
322 Los Praddos Drive
Safety Harbor, FL
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Disorder Diagnosed in Infancy-Adolescence (e.g., ADHD, LD, MR, or Pervasive Devel Disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Minnesota
Credentialed Since: 2003-03-23

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Michael I. Rothburd
(813) 876-5347
2819 W. Horatio St
Tampa, FL
Services
Biofeedback, Individual Psychotherapy, Stress Management or Pain Management, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Family Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Ohio U
Credentialed Since: 1975-02-26

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Steven H. Sanders
(813) 972-2000 Ext. 4363
Chronic Pain Rehab Prog (2CW), J Haley VA Hospt
Tampa, FL
Services
Stress Management or Pain Management, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Individual Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: U Memphis
Credentialed Since: 1978-03-20

Data Provided By:
Martin J. Greengrass
(813) 962-8443
13902 N. Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Family Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Personality Disorder (e.g., borderline, antisocial)
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Languages Spoken
French,Hebrew,Spanish
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Connecticut
Credentialed Since: 1984-07-03

Data Provided By:
Jennifer Crabb
(813) 844-7124
P.O. Box 1289
Tampa, FL
Services
Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Stress Management or Pain Management, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder)
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Alabama - Birmingham
Credentialed Since: 2011-01-11

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Michael Eastridge
(727) 579-0080
275 96th Avenue North
Saint Petersburg, FL
Services
Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment, Clinical Neuropsychological Intervention, Couples Psychotherapy, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Individual Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Virginia Tech
Credentialed Since: 2008-11-19

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Understanding Panic Disorder - Treatment for Panic Disorder

Disorders - Panic Disorder
Written by National Institute of Mental Health   

TREATMENT FOR PANIC DISORDER

Treatment can bring significant relief to 70 to 90 percent of people with panic disorder, and early treatment can help keep the disease from progressing to the later stages where agoraphobia develops.

Before undergoing any treatment for panic disorder, a person should undergo a thorough medical examination to rule out other possible causes of the distressing symptoms. This is necessary because a number of other conditions, such as excessive levels of thyroid hormone, certain types of epilepsy, or cardiac arrhythmias, which are disturbances in the rhythm of the heartbeat, can cause symptoms resembling those of panic disorder.

Several effective treatments have been developed for panic disorder and agoraphobia. In 1991, a conference held at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under the sponsorship of the National Institute of Mental Health and the Office of Medical Applications of Research, surveyed the available information on panic disorder and its treatment. The conferees concluded that a form of psychotherapy called cognitive-behavioral therapy and medications are both effective for panic disorder. A treatment should be selected according to the individual needs and preferences of the patient, the panel said, and any treatment that fails to produce an effect within 6 to 8 weeks should be reassessed.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. This is a combination of cognitive therapy, which can modify or eliminate thought patterns contributing to the patient's symptoms, and behavioral therapy, which aims to help the patient change his or her behavior.

Typically the patient undergoing cognitive-behavioral therapy meets with a therapist for 1 to 3 hours a week. In the cognitive portion of the therapy, the therapist usually conducts a careful search for the thoughts and feelings that accompany the panic attacks. These mental events are discussed in terms of the "cognitive model" of panic attacks.

The cognitive model states that individuals with panic disorder often have distortions in their thinking, of which they may be unaware, and these may give rise to a cycle of fear. The cycle is believed to operate this way: First the individual feels a potentially worrisome sensation such as an increasing heart rate, tightened chest muscles, or a queasy stomach. This sensation may be triggered by some worry, an unpleasant mental image, a minor illness, or even exercise. The person with panic disorder responds to the sensation by becoming anxious. The initial anxiety triggers still more unpleasant sensations, which in turn heighten anxiety, giving rise to catastrophic thoughts. The person thinks "I am having a heart attack" or "I am going insane," or some similar thought. As the vicious cycle continues, a panic attack results. The whole cycle might take only a few seconds, and the ind...

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