7 doctors weighed in:
What can I do if my panic attacks are taking over my life?
7 doctors weighed in

4 doctors agree
In brief: Evaluation & Therapy
A person who has panic symptoms needs a physical evaluation to rule out any underlying medical condition.
Then there needs to be mental evaluation and consideration of psychotherapy, behavioral therapy and medication.

In brief: Evaluation & Therapy
A person who has panic symptoms needs a physical evaluation to rule out any underlying medical condition.
Then there needs to be mental evaluation and consideration of psychotherapy, behavioral therapy and medication.
Dr. Michael Blumenfield
Dr. Michael Blumenfield
Thank
Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Panic
See a therapist that specializes in working with cognitive behavior therapy & can teach you breathing exercises, meditation, relaxation, etc.

In brief: Panic
See a therapist that specializes in working with cognitive behavior therapy & can teach you breathing exercises, meditation, relaxation, etc.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
Thank
Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Relaxation breathing
If you want to avoid medication for your panic attacks, i highly revommend the book: the relaxation response by benson.
Read the entire book, the start doing the exercises as contained in the book. Start with 5 minutes twice a day working up to 10 minutes twice a day. You will soon learn to relax instantly. Then, you will be in charge and the panic attacks no longer will rule and ruin your life.

In brief: Relaxation breathing
If you want to avoid medication for your panic attacks, i highly revommend the book: the relaxation response by benson.
Read the entire book, the start doing the exercises as contained in the book. Start with 5 minutes twice a day working up to 10 minutes twice a day. You will soon learn to relax instantly. Then, you will be in charge and the panic attacks no longer will rule and ruin your life.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
32 years in practice
9M people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors