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Do antidepressants work to treat panic attacks?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Certain antidepressants, e.
g., the ssris, also treat panic disorder. This means decreasing the frequency of panic attacks, as well as lessening their severity. Not all antidepressants show this effect, though. An online search of any specific antidepressant will tell you if it is "fda approved" for treating panic disorder.

In brief: Yes
Certain antidepressants, e.
g., the ssris, also treat panic disorder. This means decreasing the frequency of panic attacks, as well as lessening their severity. Not all antidepressants show this effect, though. An online search of any specific antidepressant will tell you if it is "fda approved" for treating panic disorder.
Dr. Steven Reidbord
Dr. Steven Reidbord
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Depending on what is causing the panic attacks, some antidepressants can lower your baseline anxiety to make it a lot harder for you to get to panic.

In brief: Yes
Depending on what is causing the panic attacks, some antidepressants can lower your baseline anxiety to make it a lot harder for you to get to panic.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Antidepressants can not stop a panic attack once it has begun, however being on a regular dose of antidepressants may reduce the frequency of panic attacks.

In brief: No
Antidepressants can not stop a panic attack once it has begun, however being on a regular dose of antidepressants may reduce the frequency of panic attacks.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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