Overview of Cardiac Neurosis

What is Cardiac Neurosis?

Cardiac Neurosis is a condition where one’s overwhelming anxiety and fear concerning a heart ailment results to several symptoms that are almost similar to that of a heart disease. However, this condition does not necessarily mean that the patient is suffering from a heart condition as the symptoms he experiences are primarily due to one’s state of mind.

Although this condition is known as Cardiac Neurosis, there are also several terms that are associated with it such as panic disorders, Da Costa’s syndrome, effort syndrome, chronic asthenia, Neurasthenia, and neurocirculatory asthenia.

Patients who are suffering from cardiac neurosis may experience the following symptoms:
 shortness of breath
 fatigue
 chest pain
 rapid heartbeat
 palpitations
 dizziness
 other related cardiac symptoms but never really due to a heart disease

Treatment For Cardiac Neurosis

There are basically several ways to treat Cardiac Neurosis, but generally there are two which are through medications or drugs and the through natural therapy.

Medications And Drugs

These medications and drugs used to treat cardiac neurosis are considered as temporary resolve to the condition. It helps mitigate or reduce the symptoms but never thoroughly fix the main cause of it. Although medications and drugs can be a great help to patients with cardiac neurosis, it is mostly recommended only to those who have severe cases of it. Many researchers and medical practitioner highly suggests that drug medication for cardiac neurosis should be accompanied with other helpful form of therapies.

The most common drug medications used for cardiac neurosis are Benzodiazepines and Antidepressants.

Benzodiazepines – This fast-effect drug act as anti-anxiety cures and usually take effect within 30 minutes to an hour. Benzodiazepines are considered as quick-resolve drugs that promotes rapid symptom relief during attacks. Unfortunately, this medication can be quite addictive and may imply serious withdrawal side effects.

Antidepressants – unlike Benzodiazepines that works quickly after the intake, antidepressants on the other hand is a long-term process that usually takes several weeks in order to see the results. This medication should be taken continuously even with the absence of the symptoms.