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Root of panic att?since neurotransmitters are made from aminoacids, supplementing with them should fix it, right?8years on 10 ssri and cbt with 0 result

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
No: No, supplementing with Amino Acids does not stop panic attacks -- more is happening in panic attacks than levels of neurotransmitters alone. From your note, ssri's have not helped you -- so your doctor needs to consider other treatments. Tricyclics or maoi's may help instead. Also, you & your therapist may need to re-look at the cbt work you've been doing. Adjustments may be needed.

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