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What is the best treatment for panic attacks?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
7 doctors agree

In brief: Recommend

Psychiatric evaluation to check for any underlying medical causes ; to determine if you have panic disorder or other anxiety disorders.
There are a # of ways to address panic/ anxiety: cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychotropic medications, qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program.

In brief: Recommend

Psychiatric evaluation to check for any underlying medical causes ; to determine if you have panic disorder or other anxiety disorders.
There are a # of ways to address panic/ anxiety: cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychotropic medications, qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
exercise program r Progressive muscle relaxation. To address stress: Talk about feelings & address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine & alcohol (or moderate).
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Find a psychologist

Psychiatrist or counselor who treats anxiety.
The most effective treatments are relaxation training (sometimes with the aid of biofeedback -- www.Bcia.Org or www.Aapb.Org) plus cognitive therapy that includes gradual exposure to anxiety-producing situations in imagination and real life. Therapy is sometimes augmented with medication and is quite successful.

In brief: Find a psychologist

Psychiatrist or counselor who treats anxiety.
The most effective treatments are relaxation training (sometimes with the aid of biofeedback -- www.Bcia.Org or www.Aapb.Org) plus cognitive therapy that includes gradual exposure to anxiety-producing situations in imagination and real life. Therapy is sometimes augmented with medication and is quite successful.
Dr. Robert Stewart
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