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Unread July 27th, 2004, 07:58 PM
James D James D is offline
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Question Differentiating between somatic and psychological

Hi all,
My clients all have chronic health conditions and some experience panic attacks. Thing is, how does one differentiate between a panic attack and something like an asthma attack or chest pain related to cardiac problems? People with respiratory disorders appear to be more likely to have an anxiety disorder such as panic disorder, according to research. Hence this is not uncommon in my work.
I'm interested in the approaches used by other practitioners re differentiating between physiological problems (such as an asthma attack or cardiac problem) and problems that are more psychogenic.
Thanks,
James
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