Catherine Atnas, a London based psychologist, explains how people who don’t get treatment for panic attacks may restrict their lifestyle and avoid situations or places where they previously had attacks. The Chelsea Psychology Clinic are a group of London psychologists and psychiatrists offering private psychological therapy and psychiatry treatment from their premises across central London and Chelsea. The private therapy sessions cover the following areas: – Acceptance & Commitment Therapy – Cognitive Analytic Therapy – Cognitive-behavioural Therapy – Couples Therapy – Dialectical-behaviour Therapy – Mentalisation Based Treatment – Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Schema Therapy https://www.thechelseapsychologyclinic.com
With panic attacks, what can happen is people start to engage in what we call “safety seeking behaviours”. So, they might start to avoid those situations or places where they previously had panic attacks or symptoms associated with panic attacks. And what that can do over time means that they feel less able to go to certain places, to do certain things, and that can have implications in terms of what people feel able to do in their lives.