Dr. Fisher is pleased to announce that he now offers Freespira Breathing System. Freespira is an FDA-approved prescriptive device for the treatment of panic disorder (“panic attacks” or “anxiety attacks”). Freespira can be thought of “breathing retraining” through biofeedback. This clinically proven at-home therapy addresses a key physiological component of panic disorder (carbon dioxide imbalances). The Freespira System includes a handheld tablet computer with the Freespira Application and a highly precise sensor that measures your breathing rate and the level of exhaled carbon dioxide in each breath. Those with panic disorder may not realize that they breath differently than other people most of the time, not just when they have a panic attack. The Freespira Breathing System teaches you how to adjust your exhaled carbon dioxide level and breathing rhythm to normal patterns. The treatment usually takes only 4 weeks, and Freespira has been demonstrated to be safe and effective in several clinical studies. Some patients may experience reduced or eliminated panic symptoms and panic attacks in as little as two weeks.

Dr. Fisher’s treatment program requires an initial evaluation (typically one appointment), one appointment to demonstrate proper breathing techniques and how to use the device, and then brief (approximately 15 minutes) weekly meetings with Dr. Fisher for the duration of use of this device (typically four sessions).

For additional information please go to christopherfisherphd.com (Freespira) and www.freespira.com