8 doctors weighed in:

I have had two panic attacks w/in the past yr. Chest pn +experiencing anxiety for this past week. Nonpharmacological methods tried. Suggestions?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD & Autism
5 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely

If you know that the symptoms you are experiencing are related to panic the low frequency of your attacks suggests that behavioral interventions will be helpful.
This can involve finding a therapist who can help you develop strategies for aborting the symptoms before they escalate as well as determining the triggers. Neurofeedback can also be helpful for panic disorder.

In brief: Absolutely

If you know that the symptoms you are experiencing are related to panic the low frequency of your attacks suggests that behavioral interventions will be helpful.
This can involve finding a therapist who can help you develop strategies for aborting the symptoms before they escalate as well as determining the triggers. Neurofeedback can also be helpful for panic disorder.
Dr. Lisa Rankin
Dr. Lisa Rankin
Thank
Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Panic

Frequency of attacks is not alarming.
Wondering if you ever took medications in the past that controlled them. Best approach is psychotherapy of cognitive behavior type plus medication trial such as ssri's. Discuss with your doctor.

In brief: Panic

Frequency of attacks is not alarming.
Wondering if you ever took medications in the past that controlled them. Best approach is psychotherapy of cognitive behavior type plus medication trial such as ssri's. Discuss with your doctor.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
Thank
Dr. Joseph Boland
Clinical Psychology

In brief: CBT better tx

If you are avoiding pharmacological methods, try a psychologist that provides structured cognitive behavioral therapy.
Many therapist just chit chat with you which has not been found to be nearly as effective as cbt. If the therapist says they provide cbt but all you do is talk, you may want to look again.

In brief: CBT better tx

If you are avoiding pharmacological methods, try a psychologist that provides structured cognitive behavioral therapy.
Many therapist just chit chat with you which has not been found to be nearly as effective as cbt. If the therapist says they provide cbt but all you do is talk, you may want to look again.
Dr. Joseph Boland
Dr. Joseph Boland
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
48 years in practice
55M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors