A 37-year-old member asked:
what can i take for anxiety/panic attacks?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 42 years experience
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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Psychiatry 25 years experience
Agree w Dr. Pappas: Panic Attacks
can be treated with psychotherapy & /or psychiatric medications. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) & behavior therapy can be effective. Medications such as SSRI's or SNRI's may be used. Benzodiazapines are sometimes used as well.
3810 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Nov 28, 2017
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