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  1. Hypnosis - Topic Overview

    What is hypnosis?Hypnosis is a state of focused concentration during which a person becomes less aware of his or her surroundings. Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis to treat physical or psychological conditions. Since 1958, the American Medical Association has recognized hypnotherapy as a valid medical treatment for certain conditions.During a hypnotic state, or trance, people may be more ...

  2. Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder - Exams and Tests

    Panic disorder usually is diagnosed through a medical history and a physical exam. The health professional will ask you questions about your symptoms and will listen to your heart, check your blood pressure, and may order blood tests. The health professio

  3. Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder - Other Treatment

    Other treatments for panic disorder include cognitive-behavioral therapy and exposure therapy.

  4. Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Should I take medications to treat panic disorder?

  5. Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder - Cause

    Learn about panic disorder and factors that cause it.

  6. Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder - Topic Overview

    Information on panic attacks and panic disorder.

  7. Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder - What Increases Your Risk

    The risk of having panic attacks and developing panic disorder may be increased if you: Have a family history of panic disorder. You are 8 times more likely to develop panic disorder if a family member has been diagnosed with it.

  8. Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder - Treatment Overview

    Learn about medication and other treatment for panic disorder.

  9. Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder - What Happens

    You may be diagnosed with panic disorder after several unexpected panic attacks and continuing fear of having another attack. These attacks can have mild to severe symptoms and usually last less than 30 minutes.

  10. Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder - Home Treatment

    You may be able to decrease the number of panic attacks due to panic disorder and reduce the severity of your symptoms when an attack does occur by: Reducing anxiety by doing tension - reducing activities and lowering the amount of stress in your life. Do

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