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A 41-year-old member asked:

Is there a natural medication that can be used for anxiety and panic attacks?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Anxiety: Natural supplements can be valerian, kava kava, st. John's sort, gaba. No natural remedy for panic attack.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Agree w Dr. Ali.: Passion Flower, Lemon Balm, Humulus lupulus (Hops) Valerian & Chamomile may help with anxiety. Although Kava Kava may help it has potential to cause liver damage. Lavender & chamomile essential oils (not ingested) are also calming.

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What can I take for anxiety/panic attacks?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Get evaluation 1st: With anxiety and panic attacks, it's best to get evaluated before medicating yourself. You want to make sure your general health is good and no other conditions are contributing to your symptoms. Medications like ssri's can prevent panic attacks and calm anxiety. Also psychotherapy can help a lot, and may be even longer lasting. Your doctor, a psychiatrist, and psychotherapist can help you.

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