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The treatment of

panic attacks

Kindt Clinics specializes in the treatment of fear and panic. On this page you can read more about the treatment of panic disorders at Kindt Clinics.

Symptoms of panic

During a panic attack you suffer from all kinds of physical symptoms: The mere thought 'I may have a panic attack soon' can evoke a panic attack. Sometimes people feel like they are having a heart attack, might faint, go mad, or even die; that is how strong the physical reaction is. That is why situations that could trigger a new panic attack are often avoided by people that have had a panic attack in the past.

Feeling tense

Elevated heart rate

Sweating

Cramping

Shaking

Wanting to escape

The treatment at Kindt Clinics is suitable for certain forms of panic

Kindt Clinics was founded by Prof. Dr. Merel Kindt, from the University of Amsterdam. She developed the fast and effective Memrec method for the treatment of fear and panic. 

Memrec is currently only suitable if the panic attacks occur in specific situations, for example in large crowds or in situations where you cannot easily escape.

Broad panic disorder?

The University of Amsterdam is conducting research into the Memrec method in people in whom panic continuously plays a role. Sometimes research participants are sought. View on www.psypoli.nl

Panic treatment approach

The treatment of panic complaints is similar to the treatment of one phobia. Just as we confront people with a fear of dogs with a dog, it is necessary for people with panic complaints to confront them once with their fear: a panic attack. The panic attack should peak within a few minutes and then subside. The pill then helps to prevent the strong emotions from returning.

You will come back one or a few days after the treatment. We then check whether the treatment has been successful. In the first period after the treatment you can still feel anticipation fear, in other words: fear that the fear will return. The more you notice that that fear no longer turns into panic, the anticipation fear also disappears.

► Merel Kindt talked to 'the Podcast Psychologist' about panic. Listen here.

Read Anna's experience

"After the treatment I was really exhausted, the confrontation with my fear was like climbing the Himalayas but absolutely worth it! A few days later I had a party on a boat, with many people in a relatively small space, small toilet etc.
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Bizarrely, normally I would feel a lot of stress and panic a few days before, but nothing this time. Driving a taxi to the party also went well, where my hands would normally be sweaty and my mouth dry. This time I was so happy without all that stress. Things went very well on the boat. I was checking if I still felt anything, but the fear did not surface. I could relax and drop my coat downstairs in a small room, dance on the floor among many people, go to the toilet without stress. So special to miss the fear because it was always with me. Shopping with my daughter also went well, my daughter was also amazed how relaxed I was in a crowded space, without rushing (flights), without fear and panic. "

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