Five Ways to Understand Panic: Which Makes Sense to You?
Chemical imbalance, irrational thinking, unacceptable urges, early relationship?
Posted Jan 18, 2020
The Chemical Imbalance Approach
Panic is due to a chemical imbalance. Drugs are needed to restore the imbalance.
The Behavioral Approach
Cause: Panic is caused by anxiety-producing thoughts.
Solution: Control your thoughts.
The Freudian Approach
Cause: Panic takes place when something intolerable in the unconscious rises toward consciousness.
Solution: Analysis promotes acceptance of the intolerable.
The Nobody Knows Approach
Solution: Try something different.
The SOAR Panic Free Approach
Cause: Unreliable calming by persons the child is dependent on prevents the development of the ability to self-activate the parasympathetic nervous system.
Solution: Train the mind to activate the parasympathetic nervous system when hyperaroused.
Research shows this neuro-psychology based method which is taught in my courses and books ends panic five to six times more effectively than the most commonly used approach, CBT.