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Will a severe anxiety attack hurt my unborn child?

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Dr. Devin Namaky
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No.

The main risk of anxiety disorders to pregnancies comes from 1.
Medications given to treat the anxiety, and 2. The threat of some mothers wanting to harm themselves when they have other associated psychiatric symptoms. Having anxiety alone isn't known to cause a problem with pregnancy.

In brief: No.

The main risk of anxiety disorders to pregnancies comes from 1.
Medications given to treat the anxiety, and 2. The threat of some mothers wanting to harm themselves when they have other associated psychiatric symptoms. Having anxiety alone isn't known to cause a problem with pregnancy.
Dr. Devin Namaky
Dr. Devin Namaky
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Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Treat panic attacks

First, let us make sure that what you are experiencing are actually panic attacks and not something else.
Have a medical evaluation, preferably with a neurologist. Once your condition is clarified, you can be directed for specific medical and/or psychiatric interventions appropriate to your needs.

In brief: Treat panic attacks

First, let us make sure that what you are experiencing are actually panic attacks and not something else.
Have a medical evaluation, preferably with a neurologist. Once your condition is clarified, you can be directed for specific medical and/or psychiatric interventions appropriate to your needs.
Dr. John Chavez
Dr. John Chavez
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