How can I get over anxiety and panic attacks?

Evaluation-Treatment. It's important to understand the cause of these symptoms-medical or psychological. Hyperthyroidism and a host of other conditions can cause them. If psychological, it's helpful to start with stress reduction, relaxation and medication. Medication can also be helpful.
The right way. The best way to get over anxiety and panic attacks is to seek a psychologist specialized in cbt and/or a psychiatrist for treatment. These symptoms are not difficult to control with the help of a competent professional. It is harder to do this alone. Some suggestions and advice may help, but you will feel more confident and in control if you follow a structured proven treatment program.
Facing Fears. Facing one's fears head on is called desensitization or habituation therapy. You need to face your fears until you have a panic attack and then, do not do anything to try and make the anxiety go away. Allow the anxiety to wash over your body and you will eventually set yourself free from the anxiety.

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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...

What can I do to get over anxiety, depression and panic attacks?

Meds & talk therapy. It doesn't matter what your symptom mix is - sleep, interests, guilt, energy, concentration, appetite, pain, libido, anxiety, depression, panic, short fuse, anger - you can see benefit from ssris and talk therapy. Talk to your fp about zoloft (sertraline) or lexapro; and possibly a referral to a good therapist who can help you with working on some techniques to help guide your energies and reactions. Read more...

I have social anxiety. My worst symptom is feeling faint during a panic attack. I feel like i'll be okay if I get over this. Will Zoloft (sertraline) relieve this?

Anxiety. You have been prescribed so wait and see. Check with your dr if you have any thyroid problem. Read more...
Sertraline, it may. Zoloft (sertraline) may be helpful with anxiety. Take the medication as prescribed as it may take a few weeks to show some benefits and may need titration as well. Be sure to continue to get regular dr. Appointments and follow-up exams. Therapy may be very helpful too in conjunction with the medications. Best wishes. Read more...