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anyone know about anxiety vs panic disorder?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Anxiety is a symptom: Of a number of physical and psychiatric illnesses. There may be no pnic attacks at all. Panic disorder by definition involves discrete panic attacks.
Dr. Bernadette Onuoha
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Yes: Panic disorders present with anxiety and is a type of anxiety disorder.

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A 22-year-old female asked:

Can I go to my regular doctor for my anxiety panic disorder?

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Dr. James Fox
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Yes: It is reasonable to see your primary care physician or family doctor first if you are having problems with panic attacks. If they feel that a referral to a psychiatrist or psychologist is warranted, they will often let you know. There are a variety of reasons why this may be the case. Just be sure to be as open as you can regarding your symptoms.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Can you cure anxiety or panic disorder without taking prescribed pills?

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Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
Child Psychiatry 44 years experience
Possibly.: But if you're not successful enough without appropriate medication support, it would be imprudent not to use it. Anxiety can be difficult to beat, so don't fight it "with one hand tied behind your back". Use all the resources available to you to achieve good mental health.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Can someone with anxiety panic disorder get a job?

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Dr. Neill Cohen
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Brave the panic!: Panic disorder is the body's alarm being triggered at the wrong times. The more you can soldier through these situations, and tolerate the anxiety, with the help of diaphragmatic breathing, the quicker you'll get past this. The nervous system needs to learn that these are false alarms. More broadly, it's important to continue having aa full a life as possible.

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