Blog Archive : April 2013

Dr. Debra Kissen posted a blog on Apr 24, 2013
Question for Dr. Kissen: I often feel the compulsive need to hurt or injure myself (though I've never done any serious harm) and my emotions tend to surge, either towards anger or despair. And while the panic attacks are not daily, the anxiety I feel. Does this sound like panic disorder? Answer: The desire to self harm when your emotions surge sound ...
Dr. Debra Kissen posted a blog on Apr 21, 2013
Question for Dr. Kissen, Director of the Light on Anxiety Treatment Center of Chicago: I feel like nothing is real and I have outbursts of random noise Response: Two of the most psychologically painful symptoms of panic disorder is depersonalization and derealization. This symptoms entail feeling that one is not real and that the world around one is not real. The ori...
Dr. Debra Kissen posted a blog on Apr 16, 2013
Question: I have seen so many doctors, tried so many different medications, have suffered through so many panic attacks, I am beginning to feel that life will always be this unbearable and that I will never get better. Please help. Response from Dr. Kissen: There are no guarentees that you (or I or anyone else) will have a panic attack free future. But living a richer and richer life and ta...
Dr. Debra Kissen posted a blog on Apr 7, 2013
Are you currently experiencing an intense period of fear, discomfort or terror? Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms, which appeared to come on “out of the blue”?: -Palpitations or accelerated heart rate -Sweating -Shaking or trembling -Sensations of shortness of breath -Feelings of choking -Chest pain -Feeling di...