Mineola, NY – Apps For All, LLC today announced its selection for Healthful App-of-the-Month, Panic Control App (TM). The Panic Control iPhone app takes a unique approach to help those who experience sudden and severe anxiety attacks. A panic attack can happen anywhere, anytime, and Panic Control builds on the iPhone’s constant presence allowing immediate app access to its tailored routines.
Dr. Laurie Richer, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine has many years of experience treating clients with panic attacks and other anxiety disorders. “My goal in co-creating Panic Control,” says Dr. Richer, “is to provide, with the touch of a screen, immediate access to relaxation and cognitive-behavioral techniques proven to help reduce the symptoms of a panic attack.”
The intense fear or discomfort of a panic attack, can reach a peak in only 10 minutes. Dr. Richer states, “The attack is always accompanied by physical symptoms caused by sympathetic nervous system hyper-arousal such as tremors, chest discomfort, sweating, heart palpitations, shortness of breath or nausea as well as irrational thoughts such as fear of imminent death or loss of control.”
“The Panic Control App,” explains Dr. Richer, “serves to immediately remind sufferers of the medical and psychiatric facts about panic attacks and help alleviate some of their worst fears. It then provides guided instructions on how to relax (decrease heart rate and other physiological responses) and reframe thoughts via psychologically insightful mantras. The app also provides the option to immediately view soothing images or listen to relaxing music, sounds or therapeutic mantras.”
This clever connection leveraging one psychiatrist’s therapeutic approach with the “always available” iPhone, gives individuals with panic disorders instant access to a proven and timely therapeutic resource. Medical professionals are increasingly looking to the ipPhone platform to creatively leverage their expertise to improve the health and well-being of the general population. Panic Control is a solid early step in that direction.
Dan Cohen, founder of Apps for All, developer of Healthful Apps and other iphone iPhone apps to help health-focused users keep current with the health-related apps in categories such as relaxation, mood lifters, health tracking, memory and focus, caregiving, Alzheimer’s, dialysis, and autism. Copyright (C) 2010 Apps For All, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.