Hospitals are notorious for their excessively long wait times, but how do they handle people who come in with mental health issues like panic disorder?
People with panic disorder usually have physical symptoms which can resemble those of a heart attack. They will usually breathe more quickly than normal and feel their heart racing.
A panic attack is typically very uncomfortable and alarming. For the person experiencing it, the attack can be frightening because it may seem like a heart attack– especially if it is the first time the man or woman has had a panic attack.
Panic disorder is also harmful because it can lead to fear and avoidance. People who don’t know how to cope with panic disorder may become reclusive and increasingly anxious. They may stop going out for the most part because they want to avoid having another attack. This can disrupt their personal life and even affect their work life.
A woman whose daughter suffers from multiple mental health conditions including panic disorder found that getting timely treatment in a hurry may be more difficult than you would think.
Read about the girl with panic disorder and her hospital hassle at the link found here: