Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus
As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

The Leading Panic Attack Treatment Center for Women & Girls

Panic attacks are sudden episodes of overwhelming fear that trigger severe physical reactions despite a lack of actual danger. It can feel like you’re losing control or having a heart attack.  

A panic attack is the defining characteristic of panic disorder, a condition in which an individual is consistently worried about having additional panic attacks or changes their behavior in an attempt to avoid them.  

As the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) explains, panic attacks typically reach their peak level of intensity in 10 minutes or less and then begin to subside. But because of the potency of the symptoms, many people with panic disorder often wind up in the emergency room thinking they have a life-threatening concern. 

Common Signs & Symptoms of Panic Attacks 

Panic attacks generally begin without any warning. Many women or girls have just one or two panic attacks during their lives, often during situations of high stress, and then the problem goes away. But for individuals who have recurrent panic attacks, at least four of the following symptoms often show up with no advanced notice: 

  • Sweating 
  • Feeling of choking 
  • Chest pain or discomfort 
  • Sense of impending doom 
  • Fear of losing control or death 
  • Shortness of breath 
  • Trembling or shaking 
  • Abdominal cramping 
  • Sensations of chilling or heat 
  • Dizziness  

Causes & Risk Factors of Panic Attacks 

It’s not clear what causes panic attacks or panic disorder to develop in adolescent girls or adult women. The average age of onset for panic disorder in the United States is 20 to 24 years old, but children and older adults can also struggle with panic attacks. 

There is an elevated risk for panic attacks in women or girls whose parents have a history of other mental health disorders. Respiratory disturbance, such as asthma, is also a risk factor for panic disorder. 

Certain environmental factors can elevate the risk for panic attacks as well. Childhood sexual or physical abuse, smoking, certain neurotic personality traits, and a temperament that is more prone to stress can be indicators that you’re more likely to experience panic attacks. 

Prevalence of Panic Attacks 

Approximately two to three percent of Americans experience panic disorder in a given year, and panic attacks are more than twice as common in women and girls than in men and boys. 

  • An estimated 4.7% of U.S. adults experience panic disorder at some time in their lives, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).  
  • NIMH also puts the past-year prevalence of panic disorder among adults at 3.8% for women as opposed to just 1.6% for men. 
  • Nearly half of U.S. adults showed a serious degree of impairment for panic disorder (44.8%), compared to 29.5% with moderate impairment and 25.7% with mild impairment. 

Why Seek Panic Attack Treatment 

If you are worried about when your next panic attack might occur, you may actively avoid places, situations, or behaviors that you associate with panic attacks. That element of panic disorder can lead to agoraphobia, an anxiety disorder in which an individual feels trapped, helpless, or embarrassed by particular settings.  

Without receiving professional panic attack treatment, you put yourself at risk for a variety of negative outcomes, including: 

  • Social isolation 
  • Physical health problems 
  • Abuse of alcohol or other drugs 
  • Financial distress 
  • Unemployment 
  • Damaged personal relationships 
  • Failure in school 
  • Onset or worsening of co-occurring disorders 
  • Pervasive sense of hopelessness or helplessness 

Panic attacks aren’t just a result of panic disorder. Along with their association with agoraphobia, they can occur in women and girls who struggle with social anxiety disorder or obsessive-compulsive disorder. 

Choosing the Right Panic Attack Treatment 

By making the decision to pursue panic attack treatment, you’re choosing to get the help you need to stop these overwhelming events from getting worse or becoming more frequent.  

It’s important to remember that both the frequency and severity of panic attacks are different for every woman and girl. That means you need to find panic attack treatment that considers your individual needs rather than one that specifically treats symptoms. 

At Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, we take a whole-person approach to panic attack treatment. Your experiences with panic attacks and panic disorder are unique to you, which means your recovery journey will also be distinct.  

You’ll be part of either our residential panic attack treatment or partial hospitalization program (PHP) during your time in our care.  

At the residential level, we treat adult women and adolescent girls who are struggling with panic attacks. You’ll benefit from comprehensive therapeutic programming and round-the clock support while being able to fully focus on your health. 

Women who receive treatment for panic attacks in our PHP participate in full days of structured care with the option to return home at night and on the weekends. 

The Panic Attack Treatment Experience 

As with all of our programming at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, panic attack treatment consists of evidence-based methods and therapeutic interventions that can help women and girls return to the satisfying lives they once knew. 

You’ll have an individualized panic attack treatment plan, but you’ll also participate in some common elements of care in both the residential and PHP levels. These may include: 

  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) 
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) 
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) 
  • 12-Step recovery principles  
  • Medication management 
  • Group therapy 
  • Experiential therapy 
  • Family therapy 
  • Individual therapy 

All of your care will come from an expert team of licensed therapists and other mental health specialists. Once you’ve completed panic attack treatment, we’ll provide you with a detailed discharge plan that includes community resources and information about our outstanding alumnae program. 

Your panic attack treatment journey is unique, but you are never alone. Timberline Knolls is here to help. 

 This content was reviewed and approved by the clinical staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center. 

Going to Timberline Knolls was one of the best decisions I have ever made! I highly recommend you go here for treatment! You will come out knowing how to cope better with life!

– Tiffany L.
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