Panic Disorder

Panic disorder is a condition, not a disease. Panic attacksĀ  are very frightening. They do not usually need medical input and are generally “over-medicalised”. “Feel the fear and do it away” by Susan Jeffers is a good book and available free of charge with a range of other mental health titles at Bracknell Library. Listen to this podcast on panic disorder:

In severe cases you may wish to call talking therapies, the local NHS counselling services on 0300 365 2000. Or text “talk” to 07500 915968. There are also a number of private, independent counsellors available, locally (see link under depression). It should rarely be necessary to see a GP unless you are unsure of the diagnosis.