How can I help my friend with her panic attacks?

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.
It is treatable. Let them know there are excellent means available 2 control the symptoms & her prognosis is good.