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A 30-year-old female asked:

First panic attack ever by a feeling of throat closing due to pharyngitis inflammation. felt like dying. anxious about death and my baby. help!

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Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Psychotherapy: Panic or anxiety caused by difficulty breathing is a common response. If this activated an underlying fear then you must address this fear to be rid of it. This is usually done in psychotherapy. In addition, if necessary, there are medications to help. Seek a mental health professional.

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Last updated Jan 27, 2015

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