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Panic Disorder

People with a panic disorder suffer sudden, intense overwhelming terror for no apparent reason. Their fear is accompanied by other symptoms, including sweating, heart palpitations, hot or cold flashes, choking or smothering feelings, and senses of unreality. New research shows that there may be a brain malfunction and decrease in the body's ability to respond to stress. Medication and stress management can greatly reduce the incidence and intensity of the attacks. 

Panic disorders may be initially diagnosed as physical ailments and not treated appropriately. Untreated panic disorders can cause such anxiety in the life of the individual that they may not be able to work or perform daily activities. Panic can cause the person to be home bound and socially isolate. Panic disorders are treatable with a combination of medication, psychotherapy and behavior modification. 

Symptoms of panic attacks are:

  • Palpitations, pounding heart, or fast heart rate
  • Sweating, trembling and shaking
  • Shortness of breath or feelings of smothering
  • Feelings of choking
  • Chest pain or stabbing pain
  • Nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea
  • Feeling dizzy or light headed
  • Fear of loosing control, going crazy, or dying
  • Numbness or tingling, chills, or hot flashes
  • Fear of dying

Our Skills

  • Most essential is our core competence in recovery. We maintain an experienced team, advancing our company-wide objective for highly applicable and cost effective mental health treatment.
  • We know how to manage a crisis.  We provide a rapid response to any situation as we can quickly evaluate the problem, stabilize the condition and anticipate a positive outcome.
  • We apply our skills and expertise to help motivate individuals and groups to work together for the betterment of communities. 
  • Our client community is diverse and varied.  This diversity is reflected in our treatment staff, allowing for healthy therapeutic relationships to develop.
  • We understand that other people's feelings are central to emotional well-being. Modeling this philosophy is essential for success. Our treatment programs focus on social awareness - the ability to understand and respond to the needs of others.

What Our Clients Say

  • Everyone made me feel welcome; the staff and clients, from my first day. If I felt lost or confused, I was pointed in the right direction or was given information to answer my questions. I had time to get adjusted to everything without feeling hurried.

    Alumnus, June 2014
  • All aspects of the program were special. The staff was kind, well trained, professional, and experienced. Treatment was tailored to each person’s needs, complemented by group therapy. My transformation has been wonderful.

    Alumnus, March 2013
  • InnerWisdom provided an approach to treatment that renewed my spirit, mind, and body. I would recommend the program to any of my family and friends. The environment is nurturing for anyone needing an environment for recovery.

    Alumnus, Nov 2013
  • I am very grateful that my treatment was at InnerWisdom, Inc. This place is very special and that is because of the staff and caring environment.

    Alumnus, August 2012
  • Fabulous treatment program! Can’t put into words how grateful I am to have had the opportunity to come here.

    Alumnus, December 2012
  • Inner Wisdom has a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) where patients meet in groups with a therapist on a daily schedule. Patients have a variety of mental illness diagnoses, including Bipolar Disorder, Schizoaffective disorder, Schizophrenia, and substance abuse, which interfere with their ability to live a full and productive life. Students will have the opportunity to shadow therapists, facilitate therapy groups and Psychoeducation groups, meet individually with patients, and understand the case management required by Medicare and private insurance companies. Students work under a variety of therapists and can observe different styles and strengths. A strong team approach is encouraged. Students have the opportunity to get direct experience with patients and to use their skills creatively in offering therapy.

    Bonnie Fall
    Former Student Intern 2014