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what is the best way to stop an anxiety attack?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Anxiety: Breathing exercise works well. Will gladly give u details on how to do it if u drop me request thru e-mail, due to space limitation here.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Panic attack: If you can find a quiet place - do so. Breath in slowly & deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. If you haven't been assessed for your panic/ anxiety - that would be prudent. Take care.

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