Panic Disorder

offered in Encino and Pasadena, CA
Panic Disorder

Panic Disorder services offered in Encino and Pasadena, CA

The intense fear a panic attack triggers can be terrifying and difficult to manage. If you have recurrent symptoms of a panic disorder, you can find compassionate, high-quality care at Adelpha Psychiatric Group. The experienced mental health specialists offer in-office and telehealth panic disorder evaluations. The team also provides personalized care plans using psychiatric therapies and medication to lower your risk of additional panic attacks and their complications. Call the Pasadena or Encino, California, office today to schedule a panic disorder screening or request an appointment online.

Panic Disorder Q & A

What is panic disorder?

Panic disorder causes episodes of overwhelming fear (panic attacks), even when you’re not in danger. The intensity of an attack can trigger additional fears about having another one. These fears can cause you to isolate yourself from others and even stop you from leaving home.

Adelpha Psychiatric Group offers comprehensive diagnostic evaluations of panic disorder in adults and children. The team takes an integrative approach to managing the disorder with a treatment plan tailored to your symptoms and unique challenges.

When should I seek medical care for panic disorder?

You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Adelpha Psychiatric Group if you experience a panic attack for the first time, you’ve had several episodes in a short period, or you are avoiding situations for fear of provoking a panic attack.

During a panic attack, you could feel overwhelming fear but not be sure why. You might feel disconnected from reality or feel like you’re dying.

Panic attacks cause physical symptoms like:

  • Racing heartbeat
  • Trembling
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Excessive sweating
  • Hot flashes or chills

Attacks can last several minutes to an hour. The fear you feel can be intense and disabling, especially if you obsessively worry about another attack.

Adelpha Psychiatric Group’s mental health specialists offer diagnostic evaluations of panic disorder in-office and through the online telehealth platform. They can personalize a treatment plan to reduce your panic disorder symptoms and lower your risk of further panic attacks.

How is panic disorder treated?

Typically, treating a panic disorder involves psychiatric counseling services available at Adelpha Psychiatric Group and medication.

Psychiatric counseling

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) sessions help you recognize how a panic disorder affects your life. The therapist provides tools you can use to better cope with panic attacks and the anxiety and depression an episode can cause.


Antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications are available to control symptoms of an active panic attack and prevent additional panic symptoms. The team provides ongoing medication management to ensure that your prescriptions work well and don’t interact with other medicines you’re taking.

Call the Adelpha Psychiatric Group office near you today to schedule a consultation for panic disorder or book an appointment online.