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What treats panic attacks and agoraphobia?

What treats panic attacks and agoraphobia?

Multiple Treatments: Medications such as antidepressants and antianxiety medicines are often used. In addition, it is helpful to get involved in a consistent therapy setting. Also, it is very useful to pay attention to diet, rest, and exercise. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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What triggers anxiety and anxiety attacks?

What triggers anxiety and anxiety attacks?

Triggers for anxiety: Vary widely from person to person. Sometimes a trigger is a conditioned response to a person, place, or thing we've been around when we felt anxious and then it becomes a trigger later. Fear of having an anxiety attack becomes the real issue. A clinical psychologist can help you manage this. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How are panic attacks and panic disorders treated?

How are panic attacks and panic disorders treated?

Panic Attacks: can be treated with psychotherapy & /or psychiatric medications. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) & behavior therapy can be effective. Medications such as SSRI's or SNRI's may be used. Benzodizapines are sometimes used as well. ...Read more

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How to treat anxiety and panic attacks?

CBT or Meds: Although medications (ssris, benzodiazepines such as xanax, (alprazolam) and non-benzos such as bus par) are effective for many people, cognitive-behavioral therapy is also an extremely effective approach. Cbt teaches you the ways in which your thoughts about physiological sensations (and situations), influence your feelings, and behaviors. A key component is exposure to these sensations, thoughts, events. ...Read more

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Does Hydroxyzine help with stress, anxiety, and panic attacks?

Does Hydroxyzine help with stress, anxiety, and panic attacks?

Yes and also therapy: Yes this can help in the short run but some counseling around anxiety management would be best for long term treatment ...Read more

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Substance abuse caused by anxiety depression panic attacks anxiety attacks my past and others?

Substance abuse caused by anxiety depression panic attacks anxiety attacks my past and others?

Clarify question: For the complex problems listed on your chart, limited assistance can be expected p with a simple answer. You may benefit with a virtual consult with more details. Feel better:) ...Read more

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Having panic attacks and depression need help?

Having panic attacks and depression need help?

See an MD: Depression and panic attacks have good treatment options not available over the counter ...Read more

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Can feelings of depression/anxiety and panic attacks make a person develop depression and anxiety?

STRANGE: If youre already having these symptoms maybe it's time to say you have depression and anxiety! time to see a psychiatrist and do something about it. ...Read more

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What causes my anxiety and panic attacks?

Possible Causes: Some things which can ^ risk for panic attacks include: previous abuse/ trauma as well as genetic predisposition. Traumatic brain injury, hyperthyroidism, hypoglycemia, mitral valve prolapse, recurrent hyperventilation, extreme physical activity, drug abuse & use of stimulants may ^ risk. Acute stressors or chronic stress, illness, claustrophobia & major life changes can also play a part. ...Read more

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What are signs/symptoms of depression, anxiety, and panic attacks?

What are signs/symptoms of depression, anxiety, and panic attacks?

Depression, Anxiety: Depression Symptoms: Feeling very sad Hopelessness Suicidal ideations Worthlessness loss of weight Poor sleep Low energy and motivation Anxiety: •Excessive worrying •Difficulty in concentration •Too many thoughts racing •Irritability •Restlessness •Muscle tension •Sleep problem •Fatigue Panic : •Sense of impending doom or danger •Fear of heart attack •Fear of going crazy See a Psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Whats normal with anxiety and panic attacks?

Question to vague: If you are looking for symptoms that can differentiate the two disorders i suggest going on epocrates or webmd which will help. Their is not enough space to fully answer this question here. Both can be stand alone diagnoses or part of some larger diagnosis. I would suggest seeing your family dr. And go over the symptoms. Their are many rating scales that can be found on the web. ...Read more

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Can atarax (hydroxyzine) really help anxiety and panic attacks?

Can atarax (hydroxyzine) really help anxiety and panic attacks?

Anx yes, panic no: Atarax (hydroxyzine) is an antihistamine, and like others in this category, has a calming and sedating effect, usually mild in the usual doses given. Thus, it is a safe and non-addictive option to treat anxiety. Panic attacks are a different thing: sudden, intense, often not triggered by anything obvious. Atarax probably won't help with panic. ...Read more

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Anxiety and racing thoughts--treatment?

Anxiety and racing thoughts--treatment?

Diagnose cause first: Anxiety and racing thoughts can be psychological or physical in origin. The symptoms could be part of hyperthyroidism or other medical issues. If you have no history of anxiety or depression, include your primary care physician in the evaluation to rule out medical causes. ...Read more

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How can depression anxiety stress and panic attacksmake people feel?

How can  depression anxiety stress and panic attacksmake people feel?

There is some: Overlap between these four but they are different a well. Panic attacks make you feel like your heart is racing and you can't breath. When severe you feel like you might die from suffocation. ...Read more

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Can a neuropsychologist treat anxiety and panic disorder?

Can a neuropsychologist treat anxiety and panic disorder?

Certainly: Although neuropsychology is an area of subspecialty expertise in testing, I am sure that such an individual could readily treat emotional challenges. ...Read more

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How are an anxiety attack and a panic attack different?

Basically the same: The dsm (manuel used to diagnose psychiatric illnesses) uses the word panic attack to describe the acute (sudden) onset of extreme anxiety 'out of the blue'. It is part of the diagnosis of panic disorder. Anxiety attack would be a more general word used in conversation. Of note there is also a diagnosis called "generalized anxiety disorder" which describes low grade, daily worry and anxiety. ...Read more

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Can there be any alternative treatment for anxiety and panic attacks?

Can there be any alternative treatment for anxiety and panic attacks?

Talk Therapy That...: Goes well beyond the line, "tell me how you feel about that." first, u really do need someone w/training & expertise in treatment of anxiety problems/disorders. It's vital 2understand what anxiety is, how it ticks & what specific things can help if anxiety starts interfering with ur ability 2function & w/ ur ability 2form/keep relationships. Great source of info here: http://www.Anxietybc.Org. ...Read more

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What are some holistic alternatives for treatment of anxiety/panic attacks?

Acupuncture: Alternative treatments for panic and anxiety include acupuncture, hypnotherapy, biofeedback, meditation, coaching, and herbal supplementation. Any and all of these can be used in combination as well as stand alone therapies. Some herbs to improve anxiety are chamomile, lemon balm, and valerian. See a trained holistic professional before starting this or any alternative therapy. ...Read more

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What are the best treatment options for anxiety/panic attacks/depression and related issues?

Anxiety/depression: Anxiety attacks: avoid provocative stimulants - situations such as crowed room arguments, avoid intake of stimulants, engage in calming activities such as yoga are some examples of non drug therapy. Depression attacks: avoid being alone stay active, enroll in group activities with positive energy. The next route is prescription drug therapy with a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Extreme sensitivity to repetitive noises like loud bass. Cant sleep with it even quiet. Panic attacks and anxiety feelings. Cause/diagnosis/treatment?

Extreme sensitivity to repetitive noises like loud bass. Cant sleep with it even quiet. Panic attacks and anxiety feelings. Cause/diagnosis/treatment?

Bodily reaction: Your may be responding in an exaggerated manner, but most people have a somewhat negative reaction to obnoxious bass sounds when they're wanting to sleep. Our bodies respond with a sympathetic nervous system reaction, which includes rapid heart beat and anxiety. Sleep in a quiet room or try earplugs. ...Read more

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Feeling depressed towards the end of my pregnancy now after trying to deal with anxiety and panic attacks. Doing therapy. Am i hurting my baby?

Feeling depressed towards the end of my pregnancy now after trying to deal with anxiety and panic attacks. Doing therapy. Am i hurting my baby?

Also try relaxation: I understand you must be very worried about your mood changes. It would be more likely the baby might suffer more with some medications. So, you have made a good decision. I would advise to try some Cognitive Behavio Therapy, with emphasis on learning how to relax and positive thinking. The welcoming of your child should be a great motivation to to give up. I am glad you agreed to be in therapy. ...Read more

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Primary care dr or psychiatrist for anxiety and panic attacks surrounding therapy for depression or will Lexapro (escitalopram) be enough med eventually -taken 2 wks?

Anxiety /depression: Many times anxiety and depression are experienced together. Lexapro (escitalopram) may be effective to reduce both if given in adequate dose and for at least 4 weeks, which is what it takes to produce full effect. In some cases can take 8 weeks. Also work with a therapist to see what are the factors involved in the anxiety attacks and how to modify your behavior to prevent them. ...Read more

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What is behavioural therapy? What kind is done for panic attacks and anxiety?

Behavioral therapy: Cognitive behavioral therapy focuses on correcting distorted thinking and also concentrates on perceiving accurately. Anxiety is mostly produced by misperceptions of situations and interactions. This method would help you think realistically rather than according to old biases about yourself and others. Also try using the anti anxiety app on your phone. My best. ...Read more

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I have a phobia of what happens when you die so this has made my anxiety worse and triggered panic attacks therefore is behavioral therapy accurate?

Need to see someone: You should speak with a psychiatrist and then he or she can get you on a regime that may include medication and therapy. This will help you get a better handle on the anxiety. ...Read more

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I may have to go to hospital for physical therapy and I have anxiety just thinking about going & having severe panic attacks non stop while there. ?

I may have to go to hospital for physical therapy and I have anxiety just thinking about going & having severe panic attacks non stop while there. ?

Anxiety is worrying: about something that may or may not happen. See a psychologist for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy & a psychiatrist for at least short-term adjunctive medications. If you take benzodiazepines, have someone drive you to & from physical therapy. Tell the PT about your Panic Disorder. You won't be the first patient with it that he or she has treated. PT is to help you, but it can be uncomfortable. ...Read more

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What if talk therapy doesn't help reduce anxiety/panic attacks? Had medical event, now feels like ptsd, anxiety is ongoing, crying alot

See your Physician: If tx is not addressing acute anxiety sx's, consider seeing your physician for medication to assist in reducing the sx's. This may help your tx and open up insight into your own behavior that keeps the anxiety sx's going. ...Read more

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Number one treatment for anxiety/panic attack?

Treatment options.: I agree w dr. Krauser. The "go to" class of meds is selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (ssri's). It is important to be able to get control over your anxiety & panic - otherwise it will have control over you. Psychotherapy can be very effective. Cognitive behavioral therapy is often used for these problems. Learning deep breathing exercises is essential. Progressive muscle relaxation works. ...Read more

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What's the fastest way to cure anxiety or healthiest way i don't have panic attacks though ?

What's the fastest way to cure anxiety or healthiest way i don't have panic attacks though  ?

Fast May Not Last!: #1) really helps 2have mental health clinician like a clinical psychologist who has specific training/expertise in treatment of anxiety disorders. #2) it's vital 2understand what anxiety is, how it ticks so u can take back ur life from anxiety when it interferes w/ur ability 2function. Consider researching. http://www.anxietybc.org #3) but start w/ur pcp 4 workup 2rule out medical conditions.! ...Read more

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What’s the best therapy/treatment for panic attacks?

Panic: Best therapy is combination of cognitive behavior therapy, relaxation, breathing exercises, and medications to block panic attacks. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for panic attacks?

Recommend: Psychiatric evaluation to check for any underlying medical causes ; to determine if you have panic disorder or other anxiety disorders.There are a # of ways to address panic/ anxiety: cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychotropic medications, qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program. ...Read more

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Panic attacks controlling my life, is there treatment for this?

Panic attacks controlling my life, is there treatment for this?

Panic Without Fear: You can teach yourself to manage them. Learn about panic. For education & self-help strategies: http://bit.Ly/xjnhyf psychoeducation & cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) can help you learn skills to overcome panic & anxiety. Important: see your pcp for physical workup to rule out any medical problems causing your attacks. ...Read more

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Looking for all natural treatment for panic attacks. Any suggestion on what works best?

Looking for all natural treatment for panic attacks. Any suggestion on what works best?

Yes: Cognitive behavioral therapy is effective for panic disorder and usually consists of 6 to 12 sessions with a psychologist. Mindfulness therapy and deep breathing/relaxation exercises are helpful for many people but less supported by experimental evidence. Aromatherapy (using a familiar, relaxing scent such as lavender) to calm a developing panic attack is promising and growing in popularity also ...Read more

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Is there a clear top treatment for panic attacks? What is it?

BEST?: Medication to reduce intensity and frequency combined with psychotherapy that gives you security about things going out of control. ...Read more

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What would best be prescribed for long term social phobias and panic attacks and depression as treatment?

What would best be prescribed for long term social phobias and panic attacks and depression as treatment?

SSRIs/Psychiatrist: You should consult a psychiatrist for your panic attacks, depression and social phobia.You may be prescribed ssri like Paxil (paroxetine) after you have been evaluated with /without psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Can low testosterone cause panic attacks in a man? ( he's aged, 37, diagnosed with low t but had no treatment yet ).

Can low testosterone cause panic attacks in a man?  ( he's aged, 37, diagnosed with low t but had no treatment yet ).

Indirectly: Low testosterone can cause a number of symptoms, including irritability, depression, poor sleep, loss of vitality, to name a few. All of these can contribute to underlining anxiety. In this way, low testosterone can contribute to and or influence the development of panic attack. It's an indirect contribution rather than a direct cause. ...Read more

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Panic (Definition)

Panic is a psychological and somatic state of anxiety usually involving extreme fear, characterized by symptoms such as shortness of breath, rapid pounding heartbeat, sometimes dizziness or light-headedness, tunnel vision, a sense of unreality, and a feeling of needing to escape from ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Panic Attack (Definition)

Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder in which someone has repeated attacks of intense fear that something bad will occur when not expected. The person lives in fear that ...Read more