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Panic Attack Survey for Emergency Room Support

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Monday, 29 December 2008

Hi Members,

I'm a former sufferer of panic attacks. I am in my final year of graduate studies in Social Work. My practicum is at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany,IN. The project I'm working on is to implement a brief breathing retraining-biofeedback (with capnometry) intervention for patients who admit to the emergency room experiencing a panic attack.  An accredited and state licensed  social worker trained in biofeedback methods would provide a brief intervention to panic attack victims.

 

I would like for you to tell me what you didn't like or did like about your experience with the doctor in the emergency room. Was he/she helpful or not? Please explain. How many times have you used the ER for panic attack? Do you know much about biofeedback/breathing retraining interventions?

Would it have been helpful to have an experienced social worker (LCSW) trained in breating techniques to help you through your experience? She or he would then educate you about panic attacks and provide you with information about biofeedback and other methods of relaxation, as well as talk to you about the need to see your physician and/or psychologist.

Also, it has been noted by several researchers that if panic attack is not diagnosed by a physician early on that patients are significantly open to experiencing a major depressive episode...did this happen to you?

What has helped you the most in handling panic attacks? All of your information is confidential...no names please. Your information will help me develop an intervention for panic victims in the emergency room at FMH.

Thanks for your time.  you can send responses back to me at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Cherie

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thomwest2634 said:

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News, I'd be interested in learning the outcome of the biofeedback project. I tried biofeedback about 30 years ago out in Los Angeles,to no avail, but there may have been large changes in the interim. Every little bit helps, as you probably know. Thanks.
 
January 05, 2009
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ricky said:

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i dont know how many people still view this sit but that nat fellows story isnt to far from mine made a dumb choice smokin pot and i had to walk to my car to get a can of ferbrezz or how ever u spell it(need to get the smell out of the house)on the walk to the car i was short of breath and had a chest pain i couldnt figure out what was goin on till i got to the car i heard a thumping noise and collapsed in my car the first thing i thought was oo my god im having a heart attack at 18 soo much was running through my head i looked at my friend and sayed call 911 the only thing i could really think of at that time after that i blacked out and thought i died(goo ahead get a good laugh out of it cuz it gets a lil better) my friend runs into the house and gets the rest of my friends and when they get there i was slowly comming around i hear one of them say and i quot "we'll bury the body in the woods" good friends right. after that it was 5 trips to the ER in the following week then a cardiologist just to tell me ur fine u just have Panic Attacks i have been living with them for a year a 4 months cant drink anymore(a sacrifice i was willing to take at the time)now i fell like the lady off of that move liminy snickets it has the 3 kids in it and there parents die in a mysterious fire go watch it because you'll laugh when u see the lady and immediately think hey thats what that one guy says hes like i have gone off pretty far anyways it the lady thats afraid of almost anything just watch the movie and you'll get it anyways thats my story you want to say something to me send an email to me.
 
January 19, 2009
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sparkle said:

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Anxiety & Depression
Written by Sparkle on November 29, 2009

I believe that anxiety and depression cannot be cured by medication, but it only suppresses the symptoms of the problem, and it doesn't get to the root of the actual problem. How our bodies respond is a direct reaction from our thought process. Fears, anxieties, and depression is a direct result from the wrong thoughts which goes way deeper than just this physical realm.

For an uplifting voice, please contact me. I am here to listen. The first 30 minutes is free and you decide if you want to continue on to the next step of getting your life back. You can only gain by making this phone call.
Please contact me: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it (email contact info.)
Give me a little of information about yourself and lets set our first appointment!

I look forward to hearing from you.
Sparkle
 
November 30, 2009
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