11 doctors weighed in:
How to deal with a panic attack without taking medicine?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: Behavior Tx
Cbt and other forms of behavioral treatments are of great help with anxiety and may help with panic attacks.
However, for many people, panic attacks are so overwhelming that all they've learned about how to "cope" flies out of their heads when one hits. A combination of cbt and medications has been shown to be most effective, with a reasonable hope of stopping meds once one is stable for awhile.

In brief: Behavior Tx
Cbt and other forms of behavioral treatments are of great help with anxiety and may help with panic attacks.
However, for many people, panic attacks are so overwhelming that all they've learned about how to "cope" flies out of their heads when one hits. A combination of cbt and medications has been shown to be most effective, with a reasonable hope of stopping meds once one is stable for awhile.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Take a walk,
Deep breathing exercises, progressive muscle relaxation can all help you through a panic attack.

In brief: Take a walk,
Deep breathing exercises, progressive muscle relaxation can all help you through a panic attack.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: CBT therapy
Can try therapy i remember rx before we had meds results weren't that great.

In brief: CBT therapy
Can try therapy i remember rx before we had meds results weren't that great.
Dr. Douglas Bey
Dr. Douglas Bey
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2 comments
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
Mindfulness and meditation are both effective ways without taking medications. Wishing you'all the very best.
Dr. Glen Elliott
I agree that in the "bad old days," response to treatment was often less than desired. However, the behavioral approaches have improved considerably in the past 10-15 years and can, if applied diligently, be of great usefulness.
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