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How to deal with a panic attack without taking medicine?

How to deal with a panic attack without taking medicine?

Behavior Tx: Cbt and other forms of behavioral treatments are of great help with anxiety and may help with panic attacks. However, for many people, panic attacks are so overwhelming that all they've learned about how to "cope" flies out of their heads when one hits. A combination of cbt and medications has been shown to be most effective, with a reasonable hope of stopping meds once one is stable for awhile. ...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


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How can you deal with a panic attack without taking medication?

CBT: Cognitive behavior therapy or cbt has been shown in some studies to be as effective as medication management. Cbt involves exposure and response prevention techniques whereby one can become desensitized and stop having the panic attacks. One has to face their fears head on for it to work. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best way to deal with a panic attack without medication?

What is the best way to deal with a panic attack without medication?

CBT: Seek a cognitive-behavioral therapist who specializes in phobias. One method they use is systematic desensitization which slowly and incrementally brings the person closer and closer to the thing they are afraid of in slow, graduated steps that help make the anxiety more tolerable. ...Read more

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How do you deal with a panic attack?

Meditation: Find a quiet place where you can be undisturbed for 5-20 minutes. Close your eyes and take slow deep breaths, inhaling through your nose and exhaling through your mouth. "hyper-focus" on listening to the sounds of your breaths, visualizing the air molecules entering and leaving your lungs. Practice this daily (or more frequently if necessary) for improving mental clarity and decreasing stress. ...Read more

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How to deal with a panic attack coming off xanax (alprazolam)?

How to deal with a panic attack coming off xanax (alprazolam)?

Panic: Breathing exercises and talk with your doctor about taking xanax (alprazolam) on prn (as needed) basis when the attack is starting to come on. ...Read more

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How can I prevent a panic attack without using prescription drugs?

See below: Psychotherapy is the treatment of choice to explore and resolve underlying issues and develop coping skills. Also, explore potential benefit of emotional freedom technique (eft, aka tapping. Check it out at www.Eftuniverse.Com). I also encourage clients with anxiety to take on relaxation &/or mindfulness meditation. ...Read more

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I have really bad panic attacks, i don't feel comfortable with taking medicine because i work, is it something else i can do to control the attacks?

Exposure therapy: Find a therapist who specializes in treating panic disorder, especially helpful is exposure based therapy for panic, where gradually, with the therapist's guidance, you intentionally & repeatedly bring on various symptoms of panic, interspersed w/ relaxation techniques. By doing this over & over again, the physical sensations that accompany the panic feeling will no longer trigger a panic attack. ...Read more

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My friend has been having panic attacks and loss of appetite? She also been taking a very unusual large amount of medicines. What should I do?

My friend has been having panic attacks and loss of appetite? She also been taking a very unusual large amount of medicines. What should I do?

Talk to your friend : True friendship involves your commitment to help your friend in need. Proper consult with her PCP and then if needed seek counselling ...Read more

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How can I deal with panic attacks?

How can I deal with panic attacks?

Knowledge = Power!: Learn about anxiety + ; anxiety/panic "attacks" so u can learn 2 manage them! "panic attacks tend 2 start quickly ; reach a peak within 10 mins. The peak generally lasts 4 about 5 to 10 minutes before the symptoms start 2 settle. However, it can take quite some time for all the symptoms to subside." source=pg on panic disorder by anxiety disorders assn' of british columbia (http://bit.Ly/pylkom). ...Read more

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How can you deal with panic attacks?

How can you deal with panic attacks?

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 them! ...Read more

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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