10 doctors weighed in:
How can I help my friend with her panic attacks?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Claude Sassoon
Clinical Psychology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Understand to help
1. Find out what you can about panic disorder and agoraphobia.
2. Build trust to help recovery. 3. Don’t try to direct the agoraphobic’s recovery. 4. Don’t assume manipulation. 5. Don’t view the agoraphobic as “weak”. These topics are discussed in detail in the following about.Com article: http://panicdisorder.About.Com/od/familyandfriends/tp/supporttips.Htm.

In brief: Understand to help
1. Find out what you can about panic disorder and agoraphobia.
2. Build trust to help recovery. 3. Don’t try to direct the agoraphobic’s recovery. 4. Don’t assume manipulation. 5. Don’t view the agoraphobic as “weak”. These topics are discussed in detail in the following about.Com article: http://panicdisorder.About.Com/od/familyandfriends/tp/supporttips.Htm.
Dr. Claude Sassoon
Dr. Claude Sassoon
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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: It is treatable
Let them know there are excellent means available 2 control the symptoms & her prognosis is good.

In brief: It is treatable
Let them know there are excellent means available 2 control the symptoms & her prognosis is good.
Dr. Douglas Bey
Dr. Douglas Bey
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Friend with panic
Reassurance, distraction, guide her to seek counseling.

In brief: Friend with panic
Reassurance, distraction, guide her to seek counseling.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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