Below are two touching letters to panic disorder written by a previous client in the youth program and this client's mother. Panic disorder is different from OCD in that at the core is the fear of panicking. Hence, exposures are targeted toward the debilitating panic to teach the brain that they live through panic attacks and can live life without avoiding things that might trigger panic.
Do you or anyone you know have panic disorder? Tell us about your experiences with panic disorder and what you have learned.