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I Was Diagnosed With A Panic Disorder And Agoraphobia What Should I Do
Agoraphobia is also known as Fear of public or open places. Agoraphobia is a fear of being unable to escape a situation in the event of a panic attack. People who suffer from panic disorder with agoraphobia often avoid crowds, wide-open environments, confined spaces, or travel. Exposure therapy and cognitive restructuring are the best treatments since they target the panic attacks directly related to agoraphobia. Adjunctive medications ...Read more
How to control my anxiety disorder I have been diagnosed with anxiety and panic disorder with agoraphobia, im gettin somewhat better, living on my own now but i can't get myself to go anywhere. I feel like im just rotting away. How do I get myself to get
From : From what you described, your anxiety disorder and agoraphobia are quite debilitating. You asked how to make the anxiety go away and how you can do the things you used to. The most important factor is a strong desire to be well and the commitment that is required to do so. There are a number of options for treatment. Cognitive behavioral therapy has proven to be very effective with anxiety disorders. Learning deep breathing exercises and progressive muscle relaxation would be very beneficial. Your behavioral health provider can also teach you to do imagery work when you are becoming anxious. Medications that can be used include selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or other antidepressants as well as seizure medications. Of course it goes without saying that you need to have a nutritious diet, aerobic activity and to strive for eight hours of sleep per night. Talk with your psychiatrist and your therapist about which treatment modalities would be best for you. One of the most important things to remember is that your conditions will not go away over- night. You will need patience. At times you will take one step forward and two steps back; but that is the nature of the beast. Lots of baby steps can equal quite a distance in the end. Savor any victories in your progress- no matter how small. Good luck on your road to recovery. Respectfully, dr. Heidi fowler. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Panic & agoraphobia: Panic disorder with agoraphobia is a type of anxiety disorder. In it there are discrete episodes of intense fear peaking within 10 min and dissipating within 30 min. Also there is fear of situations which might be hard to escape or where help may not be available --also fear of crowds, bridges & being outside alone. Panic includes physical sx like shortness of breath, tachycardia, chest pain, etc. ...Read more
Varies a lot: Typically people with agoraphobia are also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, such as panic disorder. If you're avoiding only 1-2 specific situations, you might be diagnosed with a "specific phobia, " or "social phobia" if the avoidance is limited to social situations. These sorts of behavioral and anxiety problems are often improved within a few months, but there is a wide range among patients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
25yo female live alone. Don't look after myself, anxiety panic disorder can't leave home, agoraphobia. Think I could have asbergers? Feeling alone :(
Please use your: telephone to reach out to local mental health agencies who MAY come by to help. Also consider talking w/a prudent spiritual leader if you are a person of spiritual faith. Above all, do all you can to get to your local doc. I know it will be difficult but it will help. The longer this lasts the more difficult it is to break free, but break free people do. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How soon would i find relief from Zoloft for panic disorder w/agoraphobia? Would i need to be at the therapeutic dose for it to work?
Zoloft & Panic D/O: Zoloft requires at least 4-6, and probably at least 8, weeks to show its effects. I see you're on xanax too -- this can be used temporarily while you are getting accustomed to the zoloft. You may find that zoloft prevents panic attacks sooner than this, but 6-8 weeks @ therapeutic dose for a good trial. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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