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A 35-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how to cure my trichotillomania and panic attacks?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Psychatric treatment: You need to see a psychatrist and thats the only way you can be treated and cured of panic attacks and trichotillomania.
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Trich+Anxiety Exprt : Chronic hair pulling - trichotillomania- is a body-focused repetitive behavior (bfrb). "trich" can arise in response to (a) emotions - anxiety, fear, boredom, excitement; &/or (b) detecting some irregularity on scalp. Hair pulling can feel pleasurable & can serve to relieve tension. There are effective treatments. Learn more about trich @ trich.Org. To learn about panic: http://www.Anxietybc.Org.

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How can you cure yourself of reoccuring panic attacks?

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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
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CBT: It can be done but is very difficult done by yourself. There are self help books but remember that many people get frustrated and have their symptoms worsen while doing the exposure work. If this happens help is still very likely with the aid of medication. See a therapist for more expertise who does cbt first, but don't rule out the psychiatrist for medication it this doesn't work adequately.
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How would you recommend i cure my panic attacks?

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Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Therapy: Seek a therapist who specializes in anxiety treatment. Exposure based therapy is a well validated treatment where you are helped to learn how to experience the initial sensations of panic, not run from those feelings, relax in the face of them (sounds impossible but can be done), and develop skills for dealing with them.
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How can I cure a panic attack?

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Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Manage, not cure: True panic attacks are difficult to cure; we manage them. Therapy can help if there are fears under the surface that need to be addressed. Attacks can be helped with beta blockers to reduce fast heart rate and shaking; xanax-type meds can worsen things if taken more than very rarely (say once every couple weeks). Ssris are the med of choice, usually in higher doses.
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Is there a cure for panic attacks?

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Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
Child Psychiatry 37 years experience
Yes several: You should find a good counselor who can teach you cognitive behavioral skills to cope with panic and you may want to use medication to reduce anxiety in general and or the peak of the panic.
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Tell me what to do for panic attack?

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Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Find a psychologist: Psychiatrist or counselor who treats anxiety. The most effective treatments are relaxation training (sometimes with the aid of biofeedback -- www.Bcia.Org or www.Aapb.Org) plus cognitive therapy that includes gradual exposure to anxiety-producing situations in imagination and real life. Therapy is sometimes augmented with medication and is quite successful.

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