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Does Child Abuse Lead To Panic Attacks
This is complicated!: Child abuse can lead to many different psychological responses, including panic attacks. Certainly, the lack of support (whether it be physical safely, food, or even parental love) that defines child abuse leads to insecurity and fear. A child with a history of abuse needs a very constant, predictable, non-threatening environment to recover. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Panic is a psychological and somatic state of anxiety usually involving extreme fear, characterized by symptoms such as shortness of breath, rapid pounding heartbeat, sometimes dizziness or light-headedness, tunnel vision, a sense of unreality, and a feeling of needing to escape from ...Read more
Would a mental and substance abuse doctor perscribe Xanax (alprazolam) for axiety and panic attacks?
Mother is emotionally abusive and gives me extreme panic attacks. Is there a kind of restraining order without someone having to leave the home?
Parents divorce after 32yr lost home had 4 21yr & bad dreams from family memories &old house dad was abusive have panic attacks wen near house PTSD?
Yes: All of the necessary conditions are there for PTSD and there is effective treatment available for you. Please see a counselor to start on the road to recovery from these awful experiences. You deserve to feel better. ...Read more
Is it possible for a panic attack to trigger a flashback of c/h sex. Abuse? Was panicking about s/th else, then felt like that 5 yr old girl again.
Important question: Yes, a panic attack can trigger a flashback. If flashbacks, jumpiness, feeling numb, avoiding things that remind you of sexual abuse, or issues of trust are affecting your life, please see a psychiatrist for a good evaluation. If you're already in treatment, discuss this with your clinician to understand what brought on the panic and how it can be treated. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Can a severe panic attack cause fainting and self-urination in a 15 year old female with a history of sexual abuse?
Not usually: The loss of urinary control is worrisome here -- it could be a seizure. This young lady needs a neurology consultation to check on this possibility. They will also want to do additional studies as well. Some people with this history can develop psychogenic seizures, but these don't usually include self-urination. I hope she's also getting treatment for her panic attacks and other issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SSRIs: Ssris like sertraline, fluoxetine, and citalopram are preferred, but only in more severe cases such as when the attacks prevent normal activities like school attendance. Other anxiety drugs like benzodiazepines are not recommended because of their potential side effects and other issues such as withdrawal and abuse potential. Behavior therapy is the treatment choice and is generally successful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes it can.: Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder on the basis of complex interplay between genetics, environment and experience/behavior. The severe stress of being abused as a child can certainly activate a genetic loading for bipolar disorder. In my experience a high percentage of persons diagnosed with bipolar disorder have been abused during childhood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple factors: We do not fully understand panic attacks. We believe it is an interplay between a genetic or familial susceptibility to anxiety and some external trigger. The trigger can be a real or imagined event which produces the biologic response of extreme fearfulness. Panic attacks are treatable. Discuss treatment options with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Idk what to do I can't leave my child with out have bad panic attacks. I can't work or sleep I trust nobody not even family?
I currently take lexapro (escitalopram) for my anxiety and panic attacks. my husband and I want a child. What can I do?
Complicated.: Anxiety and panic attacks are not good for the fetus. Escitalopram has been taken by many pregnant women without harm; but there is always concern that in a small percentage it could be harmful. Risks may be overstated, but they are still present. You need to make an informed decision with husband, obstetrician, and psychiatrist. Doing without means making some elaborate contingency plans. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It often does: Child abuse in implys that the people trusted to care for a child also inflict physical, emotional or sexual abuse.The fact that these perpetrators are supposed to create the strongest bonds of trust with the victim, often makes the victum leary of any close relationship. When their bonded abuser can be both loving & supportive & cruel & hateful, kids may distrust everyone.Therapy can help in time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My niece who's almost 21, has recently had sudden panick attacks. Shes always been very outgoing. Shes an only child she has many friends. Recently she has been suffering from acute sudden panic attacks where she can't even be in public. My concern is
If : If she has true panic attacks she will be able to describe them and the DX should be clear from this alone. They are not related to depression but to anxiety and a good approach to help such patients is to: have them obtain and read and study a good book on this subject (many out there for the public). Here is just one: treating panic disorder: a quick reference guidepsychiatryonline.Org/content.Aspx?Bookid=49&aid=154340cached you +1'd this publicly. Undo oct 27, 2011 â€“ treating panic disorder: a quick reference guide. Based on practice guideline for the treatment of patients with panic disorder, ... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My younger brother was diagnosed with epilepsy as a child and still has them today he is 26 and has anxiety and panic attacks what's the dangers?
Tokophobia, molested as a child, panic attacks & extreme anxiety when thinking about cervical exams or birth. Can i avoid exams and deliver by c sec?
Talk to your doctor: Even if your OB agreed to an elective c-section, cervical exams are part of the exam in the last few weeks of pregnancy. Talk to your OB about your concerns so that you can come up with a plan that you are both comfortable with. I would advise that you talk about your feelings with a therapist. Molestation is wrong, but it wasn't your fault and you can work through the anxiety to find peace. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have phases of euphoria and sadness, feelings of low self esteem, tiredness, Panic attacks in arguments and phases of self harm since I was a child.
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