Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder - Other Treatment
Medicines to treat
panic disorder often may prevent another panic attack. But they may not take away
the fear of having another attack. Counseling can help you handle this fear.
The fear of having an attack may actually bring on another attack.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy focuses on changing certain thinking and behavior patterns. It has been proved effective for treating panic disorder. Other types of counseling you might choose to seek
- Exposure therapy. This is a type of
- Family therapy. This can help those who care about you learn about panic disorder. And it can help you
maintain good relationships.
Support groups and self-help
Support groups are
often good places to share information, problem-solving tips, and emotions
related to panic disorder.
Online discussion forums and websites may also offer information and support.
Self-help materials can help you learn to cope with panic
disorder or anxiety. These include instructional
videos, books, and audio materials.
Body-centered relaxation exercises can be useful for
reducing anxiety and treating symptoms of stress. They include:
Mindfulness activities are techniques that help relax the mind. They are often
combined with body-centered relaxation exercises. These techniques include: