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Treatments for Panic Disorder

  • Michael Jubinville, MPH
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Treatments for Panic Disorder

Panic disorder is treated with medicines and counseling. In most cases, using both will give the best results. You will also learn how to control stress and how you react to it. This will lower the chances of having more panic attacks. Keep in mind it can take weeks to months to return to normal.

If you have other conditions such as depression or other anxiety disorders, they will need to be treated as well.

Panic disorder is treated with:


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  • Adrian Preda, MD
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This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.