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How can I get over anxiety and panic attacks?

How can I get over anxiety and panic attacks?

Evaluation-Treatment: It's important to understand the cause of these symptoms-medical or psychological. Hyperthyroidism and a host of other conditions can cause them. If psychological, it's helpful to start with stress reduction, relaxation and medication. Medication can also be helpful. ...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 is a good way to get over anxiety and panic attacks?

What is a good way to get over anxiety and panic attacks?

CBT or Meds: Cognitive behavioral therapy is a very effective, time-limited structured treatment approach for anxiety disorders, including panic disorder. Cbt teaches the client the connection between thoughts, feelings, behaviors, & physiological response. Clients ultimately engage in "graduated exposure" to both physical sensations & situations related to the individual's panic. Thoughts also target of chang. ...Read more

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What can I do to get over anxiety, depression and panic attacks?

What can I do to get over anxiety, depression and panic attacks?

Meds & talk therapy: It doesn't matter what your symptom mix is - sleep, interests, guilt, energy, concentration, appetite, pain, libido, anxiety, depression, panic, short fuse, anger - you can see benefit from ssris and talk therapy. Talk to your fp about zoloft (sertraline) or lexapro; and possibly a referral to a good therapist who can help you with working on some techniques to help guide your energies and reactions. ...Read more

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I have social anxiety.My worst symptom is feeling faint during a panic attack.I feel like i'll be okay if i get over this. Will Zoloft (sertraline) relieve this?

I have social anxiety.My worst symptom is feeling faint during a panic attack.I feel like i'll be okay if i get over this. Will Zoloft (sertraline) relieve this?

Sertraline, it may: Zoloft (sertraline) may be helpful with anxiety. Take the medication as prescribed as it may take a few weeks to show some benefits and may need titration as well. Be sure to continue to get regular dr. Appointments and follow-up exams. Therapy may be very helpful too in conjunction with the medications. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Severe panic attacks suffered, how can I get over it ?

Severe panic attacks suffered, how can I get over it ?

Tight chest: First step is thorough workup by your family doctor to rule out breathing problems & other medical factors, then if all clear, consult a psychiatrist for further evaluation & management of your anxiety symptoms. ...Read more

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What can I do I have been worried and stressed out and having panic attacks for 3 years is there anything that can help get over this for good?

What can I do I have been worried and stressed out and having panic attacks for 3 years is there anything that can help get over this for good?

Get into therapy: Therapy can help you overcome these issues. Don't live your life plagued by these issues. A mix of cognitive behavioral and some isight oriented therapy with medication, if it is needed will help. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing what I believe are panic attacks. How do I get over them?

Face your fears : Do not avoid situations that make you anxious, rather, expose yourself to such situations on purpose. If you have a panic attack, don't do anything about it to try and get it to go away. That is called desensitization. ...Read more

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How can you get over panic attacks and fear?

How can you get over panic attacks and fear?

CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy is one of the most effective treatments for panic disorder with or without agoraphobia. Cbt teaches you the connection between your thoughts, feelings, physiological arousal, and avoidance behaviors. You ultimately learn how to overcome panic through "exposure" to situations & sensations that you fear in a "graduated" yet time-limited fashion. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...Read more


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