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What if panic disorder can't be cured ? Despite all attempts , therapy and groups.

What if panic disorder can't be cured ? Despite all attempts , therapy and groups.

Keep hope!: Panic disorder is a curable condition. Possibly what you have been trying to alleviate it by individual and group therapy was not the right fit for u. My recommendation for u is to find an experienced psychiatrist and get a new evaluation of your condition. You should be offered more options including psychopharmacology. Best wishes for u to keep hope & find the right treatment. ...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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What is the best way to support someone with panic disorder tendencies?

What is the best way to support someone with panic disorder tendencies?

Encouragement: If you have a friend or loved one who has panic attacks, the best thing you can do is to encourage that person and continue to be available to him/her in whatever relationship you currently have. Also, encourage this person to seek out care and to stay consistent with treatment. Continue to show the care and concern that is part of a positive relationship. ...Read more

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Don?T understand signs and symptoms of panic disorder?

Don?T understand signs and symptoms of panic disorder?

Panic: Panic attacks in panic disorder typically begin all of a sudden and out of the blue, symptoms usually peak within 10 minutes. Symptoms may include fear of loss of control /death, rapid heart rate, chest pain, sweating, tremor, shortness of breath, chills/hot flashes. Nausea, headache, faintness, tightness in throat & difficulty swallowing. ...Read more

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I suffer from panic disorder this morning I woke up feeling disconnected now I try to feel my heartbeat and I can't is that normal? what do I do?

Yes: Do not try to find out your heart beat. it is there. Please go on with your daily routine. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Why do some people get panic disorder and others don't?

Specifics unknown: Panic attacks are abrupt bursts of psychological and physical discomfort such as racing heart, sweaty palms, shortness of breath, trembling, a sense of impending doom or death, and other similarly discomfiting signs and symptoms. There is a genetic component, and, in people susceptible to it, certain drugs can precipitate it. That said, we don't really know why it happens. But, it is treatable. ...Read more

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Are alcohol and coffee really so bad for panic disorder? Isn't alcohol something that would decrease panic?

Are alcohol and coffee really so bad for panic disorder? Isn't alcohol something that would decrease panic?

Not so good: Caffeine alongside b vitamins (in energy drinks) have stimulating effects and can worsen anxiety and panic disorder. Part of treatment involves lowering caffeine intake. Alcohol can temporarily lower anxiety only briefly, but once out of your system, anxiety worsens and panic attacks can be worse. On average, alcohol worsens panic disorder. Moreover, excessive alcohol can lead to addiction. ...Read more

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Panic disorder will it go away?

Panic disorder will it go away?

Exposure therapy: Once medical prob is ruled out find a therapist who specializes in panic disorder, esp helpful is exposure therapy for panic, where gradually, w the therapist's guidance, u intentionally & repeatedly bring on various symptoms of panic, interspersed w/ relaxation techniques. By doing this over & over again, physical sensations that accompany the panic feeling will no longer trigger a panic attack. ...Read more

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Can a panic disorder go away on its own?

Can a panic disorder go away on its own?

Expert Docs & Info!: #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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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
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Support Groups (Definition)

For information, resources, and support on specific diseases and conditions, see the links below. Additional local and national support groups can be found on the web, through local libraries, your health care provider, and the yellow pages ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Panic Disorder (Definition)

Panic disorder includes recurrent and unexpected panic attacks accompanied by fear of having additional panic attacks. Common symptoms of a panic attack can include increased heart rate, sweating, difficulty breathing, rapid thoughts ...Read more