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PANIC DISORDER TREATMENT & PREVENTION

MORE ABOUT PANIC DISORDER: TREATMENT & PREVENTION

The doctor bases diagnosis on the duration of symptoms, reported intensity, the frequency of panic attacks and the doctor’s observation of the patient’s behavior. The doctor then determines if the symptoms suggest panic disorder. Panic disorder is treated with a combination of therapies including psychotherapy, which is a type of counseling that addresses the emotional response to mental illness. In psychotherapy, trained mental health professionals use certain strategies to help people understand and deal with their disorder. Cognitive behavioral therapy is another type of psychotherapy that helps a person change behaviors and thought patterns that lead to disturbing feelings. As for medication, antidepressant drugs like Zoloft and antianxiety medications such as Ativan and Xanax are used to treat panic disorder, …

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