Panic attacks are a type of fear response. Seeing a Psychiatrist in London for help with panic attacks can be the start of overcoming the problem. Dr Serena Lai is an experienced psychiatrist who can offer therapy to alleviate and treat the symptoms of panic attacks.
What is a Panic Attack?
A panic attack is an exaggeration of your body’s normal response to danger, stress or excitement.
People who suffer from this condition and seek a Psychiatrist in London for help with panic attacks display a number of symptoms. These can include a pounding or racing heartbeat, feeling faint, dizzy or light-headed, feeling very hot or very cold or sweating, trembling or shaking. Some patients display signs of nausea, pain in the chest or abdomen, struggling to breathe or feeling like your legs are shaky. A common symptom is feeling disconnected from your mind, body or surroundings.
A panic attack can be a very worrying and frightening experience, especially as they can happen at any time of day. Some people may only have one panic attack but others suffer from more regular attacks.
Most panic attacks last between 5–20 minutes. They can come on very quickly. Symptoms usually reach a peak (be at their worst) within 10 minutes.
According to Mind, there are ways to control a panic attack. These include breathing and grounding techniques as well as sensory focus. After a panic attack, it is important to focus on self-care, talk to someone and look for help.
See a Psychiatrist in London for help with Panic Attacks
It can be difficult to open up to someone to discuss panic attacks. However, Dr Serena Lai’s ethos is putting her patients first and always being there for them. She works towards creating a strong relationship and alliance with her patients and their families.
Dr Lai welcomes you to see a Psychiatrist in London for help with panic attacks.
The simple booking facility on the website makes it easy to make an appointment. Alternatively, please call +44 (0)7961 250 993.