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Anxiety Disorders and Panic Attacks

Experiencing occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. However, people with anxiety disorders frequently have intense, excessive and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. Often, anxiety disorders involve repeated episodes of sudden feelings of intense anxiety and fear or terror that reach a peak within minutes (panic attacks).

These feelings of anxiety and panic interfere with daily activities, are difficult to control, are out of proportion to the actual danger and can last a long time. Symptoms may start during childhood or the teen years and continue into adulthood.

Examples of anxiety disorders include social anxiety disorder (social phobia), specific phobias and separation anxiety disorder. A person can have more than one anxiety disorder.

Sometimes anxiety results from a medical condition that needs treatment. Vestibular imbalance (inner ear) has been attributed to many of these conditions and additional brain regions which can be evaluated through various technologies and exam findings. Whatever form of anxiety you have, treatment can help.

Our Approach:

Our functional brain assessment which includes vestibular analysis, eye motion evaluation (saccadometry) and metabolic review considers many often overlooked areas that can cause and contribute to anxiety and panic attacks.  Following the examination, Dr. Bagnell will explain the findings and whether he has the evidence necessary to recommend treatment for your particular health concern.