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What Is The Best Medication For Panic Attacks
Recommend: Psychiatric evaluation to check for any underlying medical causes ; to determine if you have panic disorder or other anxiety disorders.There are a # of ways to address panic/ anxiety: cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychotropic medications, qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Varies : Anxiety disorders are many, panic attacks occur in all types of anxiety, so having panic attacks does not mean you have panic disorder. Treatment with medication usually, but not invariably ( and every case has its own peculiarities) utilizes an anxiety "modulator" which happens to be some but not all antidpresesants, and a benzo . In our center we avoid short acting benzos such as xanax (alprazolam) ativan. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
1 that works for you: "best medicine" for anxiety and depression varies with the individual. There are many possible medications, each with different attributes. Psychiatrists try to tailor treatments to the person, including psychotherapeutic options in conjunction w/meds. For the best recommendations tailored to you, have a thorough eval with a psychiatrist along with general health eval with your pcp. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends: What type of anxiety? Certain situations or general? First line treatments are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (ssris) like prozac, zoloft, lexapro (escitalopram). These take 2-3 months for full effect, so sometimes other shorter acting meds are used until the ssri is working. These include benzos like Ativan or klonipin, antihistamines like hydroxyzine. Cognitive behavioral therapy is also very helpf. ...Read more
Anxiety & Depression: may respond to a variety of medications I prefer cognitive behavioral therapy to get to the root of the self-talk that may be the source of your symptoms. Please see a mental health therapy who practices this and a book called "Feeling Good" by David Burns. Peace and good health. ...Read more
They vary. Most: MD's will consider an SSRI, but some think benzo's are OK. Each have their respective benefits and drawbacks, which is why you need to go over your conditions and the list of pharmaco's with a psychiatrist. Your MD "might" know about herbal approaches that are more benign--Valerian Root being the number one, or even Melatonin (taken in VERY small doses during the day so you don't fall asleep). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Manage anxiety: By learning relaxation skills & learning to modify the thoughts, perceptions & beliefs that trigger your anxiety. Learning to calm your body & your mind is the key. You can learn these skills on your own, but having a mental health professional "coach" you is quicker & more effective. Biofeedback helps learn relaxation skills (www.Bcia.Org & www.Aapb.Org). ...Read more
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
Ideally no medicines: Panic, although a sometimes difficult to treat condition, can be effectively treated with psychotherapy. Relaxation training, diaphragmatic breathing, and cognitive behavior training often can eventually provide relief. Benzodiazepines are sometimes utilized initially to stabilize symptoms ("chill pills") but best not chronically. A number of antidepressants approved for acute or chronic use. ...Read more
Besides ssri's and benzo's, what is the best preventative medicine for panic attacks/derealization ?
Love ; presence: Honestly, authentic love is probably the safest treatment for elderly anxiety and depression. Love with compassion, willingness to be present for daily tasks of living, and to hear stories that are on the person's mind. Sometimes professional treatment may also be needed in the form of lower doses of antidepressants, plus supportive psychotherapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gout : Rx of gout treatment is to reduce the symptoms of acute attack. Repeated attacks should be prevented by medications to reduce serum uric acid levels .Ice applied several times a day decreases pain. Drugs for acute treatment include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids), Colchicine and steroids .Treatment for prevention include allopurinol, Febuxostat , probenecid and krystexxa (pegloticase). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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