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A 24-year-old female asked:

I have anxiety disorder and i'm agoraphobic.what should i do if i get an attack while traveling?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Breath: 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.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Attack: Deep breathing, Imagery, Distraction, are techniques to lessen anxiety. Let me know if you need details on each technique & I will be more than happy to provide such.

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Last updated May 29, 2015

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