Sunday, May 13, 2018

Clinical Neurofeedback Training Malaysia for Panic Attack

Panic attack is a mental illness associated with pathological levels of anxiety that is represented by sudden onset of horror or fear of its reappearance in sufferer. The attacks is characterized with symptoms like heartbeat, sweat, feeling chest tight, tremble, feeling losing balance, or confusion, although they happen in a few minutes. The sufferer, afraid of the emergence of a new attack, may get into anticipatory anxiety and refusing to go to hideous places. 

            Panic disorder is often associated with agoraphobia, and is fear of being alone in public places especially places that are difficult to escape perceived by a panic attack on the person. Panic attack can occur after injuring stress mental disorders, depression disorders and medical illnesses such as drug discontinuation or its poisoning.

            Neurofeedback targets the parts of the brain at the cause of this reaction in an effort to retrain the brain to function more efficiently so the “fight or flight” response is not triggered. The brain learns how to cope with anxiety and fear appropriately during neurofeedback sessions resulting in an overall decrease in anxiety, mood improvement, and increase in daily function. In other words, neurofeedback can help you calm the struggle so you can live with reduced emotional distress caused by panic disorder.

            In past research and review studies, neurofeedback therapy is found to be helpful in regulating metabolic function in brain. Through neurofeedback, panic attack sufferers learn how to strengthen their brain metabolic. The findings reveal that neurofeedback remains its consistency in improving panic disorder patients’ anxiety. This significance suggests that neurofeedback is an effective complementary alternative therapy for common unpleasant anxiety in panic attack sufferers.

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