A member asked:

How can you prevent getting an anxiety attack?

7 doctors weighed in across 4 answers
Dr. Adam Tripp answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Meds/therapy: Ssris like prozac, celexa, and zoloft (sertraline) can help reduce or prevent anxiety attacks as well as benzodiazepines like Ativan and Klonopin can also be useful. Psychotherapy such as cognitive behavioral therapy can also help prevent anxiety attacks. Exercise and meditation can also be useful.

Answered 1/4/2015

5k views

Thank
Dr. Kerry Ragain answered

Specializes in

Try 2 things: Two options come to mind: 1) consult with a psychotherapist and see if therapy might help, and/ or 2) look into starting a meditation or mindfulness practice. Both approaches are shown by numerous studies to be effective in mitigating problems with anxiety.

Answered 10/4/2016

5k views

Thank
Dr. Monika Heller answered

Specializes in

Therapy: The best treatment for anxiety or panic attacks is cognitive behavioral therapy and exposure therapy which focuses on exposing yourself to anxiety provoking situations and coping with the symptoms until they improve. The goal is to continue to exposure yourself to more anxiety provoking situations over time and learn to cope with them instead of using avoidance as a coping skill.

Answered 4/3/2016

5k views

Thank
Dr. Ana Adelstein answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

Try Paradoxical Soln: If u feel panic attack coming on or if u're in situation that might bring one on, try this: let it come! actually let it happen! so if u feel one coming on tell urself "i can handle it- even though it won't feel good!" and before one comes or while it's happening 1) do slow "belly breathing"; & 2) alternate between squeezing &relaxing different muscle groups. U'll learn u have control over attacks.

Answered 12/10/2013

5k views

Thank

Related Questions

A member asked:

How can I prevent adrenaline/anxiety attacks?

A doctor has provided 1 answer

A member asked:

Howcan I prevent anxiety attacks in school?

6 doctors weighed in across 2 answers