• Panic explained by Fort Lauderdale Psychologist Tara Zuckerman

    • October 2015
    • Posted By: Admin

    Have you ever felt like your heart was beating out of your chest and didn’t know why? Felt like you were going to pass out due to overwhelming feelings of anxiety or worry? Then you may have experienced a panic episode or what is commonly referred to as a panic attack. Individuals who have sought treatment at South Florida Psychological Group, serving Fort Lauderdale, FL, Weston, FL, and Boca Raton, FL have described panic as an overwhelming feeling or fear as a result of often-irrational thoughts or beliefs.

    People often describe feeling “its like I’m having a heart attack” “I feel like I am dying.” The symptoms they are experiencing are often increased heart rate, shortness of breath, increased perspiration, dizziness, chest pain, nausea, feelings of choking, chills or heat sensations. At South Florida Psychological Group, serving the greater Fort Lauderdale, FL area including Boca Raton, FL and Weston, FL we use exposure therapy and thought challenging techniques to address these symptoms of panic.