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Old 06-10-2005, 03:38 PM   #1
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Profession helpers experience of panic attacks

its ironic that most psychiatrists have never had a panic attack, whereas many psychologists and counsellors who specialise in anxiety and panic attacks have had plenty and in some cases are still having them

panic attacks are easily induced or made to happen by injections or breathing the wrong mixture of gasses. this is routinely done to panic attack sufferers for research puropses at labs
however. psychiatrists nearly always refues to experience an induced panic attack and are insulted at the suggestion they should

there are a few psychiatrists who were hit with severe panic attacks, usually when called on to deliver a speech or paper to their colleagues. despite knowing exactly what was happening to them, they admitted the effects were far more harrowing and frightening than they ever expected and had given them a new understanding of panic attacks that helped them treat patients having them

on the other hand, many panic attack sufferers, in attempting to find a cure, are encouraged to study psychology and make it their carrear. I know of many who have done this, and understandably they usually specialise in anxiety and panic attacks when they graduate
the problem is that some never actually get around to curing their own panic attacks, yes they still have them!

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Old 06-10-2005, 03:57 PM   #2
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Re: Profession helpers experience of panic attacks

Good post hry33

If jobs were available in clinical psychology, I would definitely go into that field! {REMOVED}

I did a year long course in psychology and it was fascinating.

My ex-therapist clearly didn't understand panic attacks and I doubt she'd had them though I never did ask. You could tell she was limited to "textbook" knowledge.
I'm not crazy, I'm just a little unwell.

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