Panic attacks typically happen without warning to people who have panic disorder, a
type of anxiety disorder. Can Alpha-Stim® help with your
Alpha-Stim® acts fast.
It stops or decreases anxiety in most people in less than 20 minutes which makes it
a good treatment option for people with this disorder. In fact, many
Alpha-Stim® patients who have panic attacks will carry around a device
to ease their anxious feelings if an attack hits. For more
information, please call us at 1-888-END-ANXIETY (363-2694) or
to see if Alpha-Stim® may be able to help you.
Do you have panic attacks? Read below to learn more.
"For me, a
panic attack is almost a violent experience. I feel disconnected from
reality. I feel like I'm losing control in a very extreme way. My heart
pounds really hard, I feel like I can't get my breath, and there's an
overwhelming feeling that things are crashing in on me."
"It started 10 years ago, when I had just graduated from college and
started a new job. I was sitting in a business seminar in a hotel and this
thing came out of the blue. I felt like I was dying."
"In between panic attacks there is this dread and anxiety that it's going
to happen again. I'm afraid to go back to places where I've had an attack.
Unless I get help, there soon won't be any place where I can go and feel
safe from panic."
Do you have sudden bursts of fear for no reason?
Do you feel awful when they happen?
Please note any problems below that you have during these
sudden bursts of fear.
I have chest pains or a
I have a hard time breathing.
I have a choking feeling.
I feel dizzy.
I sweat a lot.
I have stomach problems or
feel like I need to throw up.
I shake, tremble, or tingle.
I feel out of control.
I feel unreal.
I am afraid I am dying or
If you have some of these problems,
you may have Panic Disorder.
Panic disorder is a real illness that needs to be treated.
It's not your fault if you have this illness, and you don't have to
1. What is panic disorder?
Panic disorder is a real illness. It's symptoms can be treated with numerous
modalities such as the therapy, medicines, or Alpha-Stim® for
If you have panic disorder, you feel suddenly terrified for no reason.
These frequent bursts of terror are called panic attacks. During a panic
attack, you also have scary physical feelings like a fast heartbeat,
trouble breathing, or dizziness.
Panic attacks can happen at any time and any place without warning. They
often happen in grocery stores, malls, crowds, or while traveling.
You may live in constant fear of another attack and may stay away from
places where you have had an attack. For some people, fear takes over
their lives and they are unable to leave their homes.
Panic attacks don't last long, but they are so scary they feel like they
go on forever.
2. When does panic disorder start and how long does it last?
It usually starts when people are young adults, around 18 to 24 years old.
Sometimes it starts when a person is under a lot of stress, for example
after the death of a loved one or after having a baby.
Anyone can have panic disorder, but more women than men have the illness.
It sometimes runs in families.
Panic disorder can last for a few months or for many years.
3. Am I the only person with this illness?
No. You are not alone. In any year, 2.4 million Americans have panic
4. What can I do to help myself?
Talk to your doctor about your fear and panic attacks. Tell your doctor if
the panic attacks keep you from doing everyday things and living your
life. You may want to show your doctor this web site. It can help you
explain how you feel. Ask your doctor for a checkup to make sure you don't
have some other illness.
Ask your doctor if he or she has helped other people with panic disorder.
Special training helps doctors treat people with panic disorder. If your
doctor doesn't have special training, ask for the name of a doctor or
counselor who does.
Get more information. If you would like we can provide you with
information about Alpha-Stim® as a treatment option to reduce
your anxiety. Call 1-888-END-ANXIETY
(363-2694) to talk to us about how Alpha-Stim® may be able
to help you.
5. What can a doctor or counselor do to help me?
Talking to a specially trained doctor or counselor who can teach you ways
to cope with your panic attacks helps many people with panic disorder. Therapy
may help you feel less afraid and
anxious. Talk to your doctor or
counselor about Alpha-Stim®. It has shown efficacy in even the most severe cases