There was a time when basic things—like driving, climbing a flight of stairs, taking a shower, or going through the checkout line at the grocery store—landed me somewhere between mortal unease and full-throttle terror. It all began with a single panic attack that seemed to strike out of the blue. Mistaking it for a heart attack, I called an ambulance, but I quickly learned that there is no ambulance for an alarm of the mind.
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Anne Marie Albano, PhD, ABPP
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry
Director, Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders
Columbia University Medical Center
Co-Clinical Director, Youth Anxiety Center
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
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