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What can I do if my panic attacks are taking over my life?

7 doctors weighed in
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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
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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
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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
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