The patient, who applied to the Moscow Clinical Research Center with severe abdominal pain, was sure that this was another pancreatitis attack. However, a detailed examination revealed a completely different cause.
A 50-year-old Muscovite immediately turned to the Center for Personalized Medicine at the ICSC with an extensive list of complaints. First of all, she was worried about abdominal discomfort, a decrease in appetite and a sharp weight loss: in six months, the woman lost 8 kilograms. In addition, she did not find a place for herself from constant anxiety, restlessness and insomnia, which deprived her of vitality.
I must say that with similar symptoms, a Muscovite has repeatedly turned to other doctors: for almost eight years she was treated in different clinics for chronic pancreatitis. However, the treatment had no effect: the pain remained, and the anxiety only intensified. The woman was afraid that the doctors could not correctly diagnose, and psychologically "wound" herself, imagining how her body is destroying a mysterious disease.
Then the doctors of the Center for Personalized Medicine prescribed the patient a detailed examination, which showed that there was no pancreatitis, however, as well as any other pathology of internal organs. It became obvious that the problem lies in a different area.
During a long conversation, the woman told how in the past she suffered from depression - each period lasted for a year. She did not seek help from specialists, but she perfectly remembers how in difficult moments she began to have severe abdominal pains, did not have enough air, and was overcome by the fear of death. All this in a complex - the characteristic symptoms of a panic attack.
Having collected all the data, the doctors came to the conclusion that the patient had moderate depressive disorder with panic attacks. The psychiatrist prescribed medication for her, which quickly yielded results. The panic attacks went away, sleep returned to normal, the joy of life and the desire to go forward returned.
Depression has many faces and is often masked by pain syndromes. Therefore, it is important to turn to experienced doctors in time, who can provide a comprehensive examination of your condition.