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What are good ways to help a panic attack the moment it's happening without therapy or drugs?

What are good ways to help a panic attack the moment it's happening without therapy or drugs?

Breathing, relaxat'n: General idea is to create a state incompatible with panic. Deep, slow breathing is a good strategy, and sometimes breathing in/out of a paper bag can break a cycle of hyperventilation, which can cause panic. Muscle relaxation techniques often help, eg, learning to tense then relax muscles ("progressive relaxation"). Finally, have a peaceful image ready to bring to mind when panic strikes. ...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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Is ceplalex a good medicine for panic attacks?

Is ceplalex a good medicine for panic attacks?

Not by itself: Cepaplex is a nutritional supplement containing various antioxidants and phytochemicals that might help your overall health -- but are not sufficient treatment for panic attacks. For panic attacks, you really need a thorough medical and psychiatric evaluation. If this is in fact what you have, specific ssri medications are known to help and will probably be offered. Cognitive behav therapy also. ...Read more

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Are there any good books for dealing with panic attacks?

Are there any good books for dealing with panic attacks?

Panic attacks: I agree with other suggestions. Would also add "calming the rush of panic: a mindfulness-based stress reduction guide to freeing yourself from panic attacks and living a vital life: by dr. Bob stahl http://tinyurl.Com/mzgwq3v also, "calming your anxious mind: how mindfulness and compassion can free you from anxiety, fear, and panic" by brantley ; kabat-zinn http://tinyurl.Com/l7c9oqh. ...Read more

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What is a good way to deal with panic attacks during exams?

What is a good way to deal with panic attacks during exams?

Learn 2 Manage Panic: Panic is fueled by oxygen. When panicking u r getting too much! so try 2slow ur breathing! better yet, 2keep more carbon dioxide in ur system: cup ur hands & breathe in/out thru them. Learn about panic works. Some self-help strategies: http://bit.Ly/xjnhyf knowledge & cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) can help u learn 2manage/even overcome panic. See pcp 2rule out any underlying physical causes. ...Read more

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What's a good drug for fainting associated with panic attacks?

Panic attacks: Adequate treatment of panic attacks should fix the problem. If it persists then further evaluation is necessary. There are many treatments for anxiety so talk to your physician. ...Read more

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Are you any good with panic attacks? I am currently having one and have felt anxious all day.. I need some calming down remedies

One of the quickest: things you can do is change venues. Yes, leave your current place and visit somewhere else, preferably one that engages you (see works by Jampolsky). Exercise. Panic produces stress hormones that anticipate vigorous physical activity. Give your body what it wants and burn some of those up. Take up yoga (easier to get calmer than meditation in your condition). See a mental health pro... ...Read more

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Im am on remron 45 mg and xaxex 2mg is this a good combination for panic attacks i mean i see calm just wondering?

Sedating : This may be an okay combination depending on your specific condition. There is no significant drug-drug interaction. But both can be sedating, cause somnolence and lead to impaired cognition. My concern is that at 21 you're taking 2 mg of xanax (alprazolam) and your profile also indicates klonipin. This need more in debt analysis than can be provided here. See your doctor for further evaluation. ...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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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