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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


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Are there any self remedies for panic attacks?

Are there any self remedies for panic attacks?

Strategic relaxation: Often panic can be relieved if you relax into the feeling and just be assured that it will pass. It's uncomfortable but not dangerous. Sometimes it helps to also tap on the bony orbits under your eyes and breath slowly and steadily. It's also a good idea to pursue treatment with a therapist who specializes in treating panic. ...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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Which other ways are there to help panic attacks besides prescribed medication?

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Panic: Breathing exercises work, also self-talk & reassurance until the attack subsides. Gaining control is the goal. Schedule appointment with a therapist to work on cognitive behavior modification. Also yoga & meditation help. ...Read more

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What are some natural medicines for panic attacks?

What are some natural medicines for panic attacks?

Panic/ anxiety: Valerian root, Passionflower, Chamomile and Kava (potential for liver problems) are some natural approaches to anxiety. ...Read more

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Is there natural remedies for chronic anxiety and panic attacks?

Is there natural remedies for chronic anxiety and panic attacks?

Yes there are: I agree with my colleagues that approaches like meditation, yoga, tai chi and psychotherapy help. Herbals can calm anxiety but not usually stop full panic attacks. Classical homeopathy can be very helpful in chronic anxiety -- and requires in-depth case-taking with an experienced homeopath. At least 800 (& more) remedies are known to help anxiety, and you need help finding the best one for you. ...Read more

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Are there any good natural remedies for anxiety attacks?

Are there any good natural remedies for anxiety attacks?

Manage anxiety: By learning relaxation skills & learning to modify the thoughts, perceptions & beliefs that trigger your anxiety. Learning to calm your body & your mind is the key. You can learn these skills on your own, but having a mental health professional "coach" you is quicker & more effective. Biofeedback helps learn relaxation skills (www.Bcia.Org & www.Aapb.Org). ...Read more

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Aside from benzodiazepines, are there any equally effective treatments to prevent severe panic attacks?

Aside from benzodiazepines, are there any equally effective treatments to prevent severe panic attacks?

Yes: Other pharmacological options include antidepressants such as ssri's, some tricyclics, and maoi's. A psychiatrist can evaluate your situation and recommend effective treatments. Because they induce tolerance, benozdiazepines are not a good long term approach. Paired with antidepressants, various types of psychotherapy (including cognitive behavioral) are essential and will improve your results. ...Read more

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What medicines are there for anxiety and panic disorder?

What medicines are there for anxiety and panic disorder?

Many: There is a wide range of medications commonly used for anxiety disorder and/or panic attacks. The list is long and it includes zoloft, paxil, wellbutrin, prozac, buspar, (buspirone) xanax, valium, klonopin, ativan, etc. Anxiety medications are carefully chosen and effects of meds are closely monitored by physicians, especially ones with high addictive nature. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal medications that can treat depression and/or ocd?

Are there any herbal medications that can treat depression and/or ocd?

St. John's Wort: St. John's wort 300 mg taken 3 times a day has long been recognized as a natural treaent for depression. Other natural remedies include 5-htp 200-300mg taken 1-3 times a day. Try taking this at night, initially. Then increase the number of times taken during the day as needed. Also, regular exercise, meditation, and getting at least 8 hours of sleep have been proven to be extremely helpful. ...Read more

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What are some over thercounter medicines for anxiety / panic dissorder?

What are some over thercounter medicines for anxiety / panic dissorder?

Over the counter: Is not fully tested. If you are concerned about being anxious or having panic attacks, consider psychotherapy and meet with a psychiatrist to consider prescription drugs instead. ...Read more

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Can anyone could recommend some natural sedatives for panic attacks, anxiety and stress?

Can anyone could recommend some natural sedatives for panic attacks, anxiety and stress?

2: Valerian root and magnesium both appear to have a calming effect. There are others. For full information contact a n.D. ...Read more

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What other medicines are there for panic attacks n anxiety i'm using citalopram but causing palpitations and irregular heart beat..Thanx !

What other medicines are there for panic attacks n anxiety i'm using citalopram but causing palpitations and irregular heart beat..Thanx !

There are many: Palpitations are a more common sign of anxiety than they are a side effect of the medicines used to treat anxiety. A heart monitor could be useful to help diagnose the source of your palpitations. Thatch go a long way in making you feel better. Knowing what is happening can be empowering. ...Read more

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Any tips to get relief from anxiety physical symptoms , with no panic attack.

Any tips to get relief from anxiety physical symptoms , with no panic attack.

Many options : Many options available: self-care activities include regular exercise, meditation, deep breathing methods, engagement in pleasurable activities. On the formal side of intervention possibly consider cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and related methods. These target thought and behavioral patterns associated with anxiety. For CBT I might recommend an initial evaluation with a psychologist. ...Read more

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Can thyroid medication worse anxiety depression when I take these medication I have alots panic attacks breathing dificalities.

Can thyroid medication worse anxiety depression when I take these medication I have alots panic attacks breathing dificalities.

Not if it's right: Work w/ your endocrinology specialist to find the right levels and ask about life style routines too. If you get the balance right and stable it will not worsen anxiety or depression. In fact, it is likely to help it. I might have mentioned benefits of a Health Psychologist. It can teach you how these things work (or not) together as a system. Best! ...Read more

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Is there some advice to relieve panic attacks?

Is there some advice to relieve panic attacks?

An SSRI: Ssri's a class of antidepressants are also used to treat anxiety disorder. Xanax (alprazolam) a anxiolytic and other drugs in the benzodiazepine class can be used short term until the effective dose of ssri is achieved or as needed for breakthrough symptoms. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Panic Attack (Definition)

A type of anxiety disorder in which someone has repeated attacks of intense fear that something bad will ...Read more