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Encore Episode: Are You Having a Panic Attack?

From the Show: Life's Too Short
Summary: Did you just have a panic attack or was it something else? No need to suffer quietly.
Air Date: 9/11/18
Duration: 15:25
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Alex Dimitriu, MD
Dr. DmitriuAlex Dimitriu, MD, is dual boarded in psychiatry and sleep medicine. He treats patients with a wide variety of mental health related issues such as anxiety, PTSD, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD and sleep disorders, to name a few.

Dr. Dimitriu completed a fellowship in sleep medicine at Stanford University and received his medical degree in psychiatry at Stony Brook University. He applies a thorough knowledge of neuroscience and pharmacology to attain the most minimal, efficient and holistic solutions possible.

Dr. Dimitriu is the founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine.
Difficulty breathing, sweating, trembling, heart pounding, fear... sounds like you might be having a panic attack.

Panic disorder has a genetic component, but panic attacks can occur for anyone. Stress precipitates panic attacks. Someone who is already stressed is prone to panic attacks. Many people suffer quietly.

Panic attacks are short-lived and intense, lasting no more than a couple of hours. Rule out any medical causes right away. Blood work and heart observations will help rule out medical conditions that could be disguised by a panic attack.

You will not die from a panic attack. Behavioral and pharmacological treatments are available for those who experience frequent panic attacks.

Listen as Dr. Alex Dimitriu joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss how to handle panic attacks.

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