Recovered Agoraphobic Starts New Informational Web Site on Panic Disorder
May 02, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health NewsWant to learn more about panic disorder? Just go to http://www.panic-disorder.org. At this site, a recovered agoraphobic has started a new informational web site on panic disorder. Panic disorder is the condition of experiencing recurrent, unexpected panic attacks followed by at least one month of persistent concern about having another panic attack, or a significant behavioral change related to the panic attacks.
Stephen Price, since recovering from panic disorder and agoraphobia has earned a masters degree in psychology and published original research on anxiety. In March of this year, he created the Panic Disorder Resource Center (found on the web at www.panic-disorder.org), an informational Web site to help others who suffer from panic disorder.
The Panic Disorder Resource Center offers its visitors a variety of information on the causes, symptoms, and treatments for panic disorder. The site also includes informative articles, written from Stephen’s study of and personal experience with panic attacks.
Visitors to the site may sign up for the free Panic Disorder Newsletter, a monthly, online newsletter written specifically to help people learn what they need to know to recover from panic disorder. They will also find articles on the self-help techniques Stephen used for overcoming this condition.
“I created the site I wish I had when I was suffering,” says Stephen. “There are 2.4 million Americans with panic disorder at any given point in time, and my goal is to offer them the information they need and a sense of hope through the Internet.” The site features an e-book called “Goodbye Anxiety” and contains principles for recovering from panic disorder illustrated by the author’s personal success story.
Understanding panic disorder and panic attacks is a major obstacle for most people in recovery. Many people have panic disorder for a year or more before they even know what is wrong with them. Sufferers commonly visit a succession of medical doctors, many of whom are not trained to diagnose psychological disorders. The purpose of the Panic Disorder Resource Center is to remedy this situation.
“When I first got panic disorder,” he recalls, “I didn’t even know what a panic attack was. It took me over a year just to get the information I needed to start my recovery. It’s scary to be in the dark about panic disorder, and I want anyone looking for information on the Web about this dreadful condition to find what they are looking for.”
If you or someone you know is suffering from frequent panic attacks, or you would just like to learn more about this disorder, you may want to check out the new Panic Disorder Resource Center.