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Is there an 800 crisis number available for people with panic/anxiety disorders where you can speak to a counselor during an attack?

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Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine
11 doctors agree

In brief: 1800LifeNet

One might also try the above number. It connects people with counsellors who can help with many mental health issues.

In brief: 1800LifeNet

One might also try the above number. It connects people with counsellors who can help with many mental health issues.
Dr. Ester Kwok
Dr. Ester Kwok
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Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: 800-273-TALK

There are a number of national hotlines- most have a focus on suicide prevention, but many provide other resources.
A good starting place is 1-800-273-talk if you're in crisis. Most local telephone directories have local #s in the very front, as well. People with debilitating anxiety/panic attacks should seek medical help; good treatments are available.

In brief: 800-273-TALK

There are a number of national hotlines- most have a focus on suicide prevention, but many provide other resources.
A good starting place is 1-800-273-talk if you're in crisis. Most local telephone directories have local #s in the very front, as well. People with debilitating anxiety/panic attacks should seek medical help; good treatments are available.
Dr. Timothy Ashley
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Panic

The best thing to do for panic attacks, believe it or not, is nothing.
Do not respond and wait for it to pass. Calling someone or a hot line is responding, like trying to be "talked down" from the anxiety. This will likely only perpetuate the anxiety. Not reacting or responding will allow your body to desensitize itself, which is what you want.

In brief: Panic

The best thing to do for panic attacks, believe it or not, is nothing.
Do not respond and wait for it to pass. Calling someone or a hot line is responding, like trying to be "talked down" from the anxiety. This will likely only perpetuate the anxiety. Not reacting or responding will allow your body to desensitize itself, which is what you want.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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