Panic Attacks

What is a Panic Attack?

A panic attack (or sometimes referred to as an ‘anxiety attack’) is the sudden onset of an intense rush of anxiety, usually reaching a peak within ten-thirty minutes. A panic attack is usually associated with the quick onset of a host of physical anxiety symptoms such as heart racing, sweating, being short of breathe, dizzy, shaking as well as other symptoms such as blurry vision or sensations of derealisation.

Panic attacks in and of themselves are relatively common, with estimates of around one third of the population experiencing a panic attack at some stage of their life. However, when panic attacks occur more frequently, and an individual is fearful of having another panic attack then Panic Disorder can develop.

Symptom Checklist

Signs of Panic Disorder include

  • Frequently experiencing panic attacks
  • Fear of having another panic attack
  • Avoiding places or situations in case of panic attacks
  • Changing your behaviours to avoid sensations similar to those experienced during a panic attack

Interested in joining our team at Anxiety House Sunshine Coast (AHSC)?

    • Masters and/or Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
    • Eligible for registration with AHPRA as an endorsed “Clinical Psychologist” or eligibility for the clinical psychology registrar program
    • Eligible for Medicare registration
    • Professional indemnity insurance
    • Clinical supervision
      – Supportive team environment
    • Peer mentoring
    • Modern refurnished consulting rooms
    • Stream of referrals
    • Psychiatry input with our sister practice Oxford Clinic
    • On site educational and developmental assessments
    • Full-time on-site reception services
    • Internet
    • Company email
    • Practice management software
    • Continued professional development offerings as a team
    • Marketing service.
    • Private practice mentoring
    • Career development and company progression
    • Free training in OCRD and Eating Disorders.
    • Working in a well-established clinic with a solid reputation
    • Be part of a larger organisation with sister clinics in Brisbane (double CPD)
    • Attractive remuneration
    • Ability to develop your skills within niche areas
  • Together, let us help those people who are suffering from mental disorders. If you’re interested, please complete the form below and we will reach out to you.

    Join Our Team

    Maximum file size: 67.11MB