Panic Attack Treatments Revealed

By Allison Swenson

The primary reason for panic attacks isn't fully comprehended however the thing which is known is that it could affect any person, without any reason, indiscriminate of their age which means a happy and healthy person has the same possibility of experiencing an attack as a person that is suffering from depression. A situation of panic attack could occur as you're at home, sitting on your couch, observing TV, while driving, shopping or walking, while at your office, etc., and could actually occur while you're sleeping.

In such situations, techniques of therapy could change from person to person, dependent upon their physical condition, symptoms, lifestyle, and frequency of attacks. Generally though, therapy entails psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and/or medication although different therapies which might be employed are meditation, breathing exercises, relaxation techniques and finally natural herbal therapy.

Anti-anxiety medications such as Ativan, Xanax and Klonopin provide quick redemption from the symptoms panic attack. Benzodiazepines render immediate results, usually in thirty minutes to one hour, they are however, very habit-forming and feature some intense withdrawal symptoms. Anti-depressant drugs (Paxil, Prozac, Zoloft, Lexapro, and Celexa) should be taken continuously before you begin to notice the effects, usually up to 6 months to a year even so, you cannot take anti-depressant drugs just in a panic attack. Additionally, because you can't predict the time you'll experience that kind of an attack, just the ones that are diagnosed with panic disorder (or recurring panic attacks could acquire those varieties of medications.

Panic attacks, in addition to panic disorder, the fear of open spaces and various other phobias and similar ailments may be addressed efficiently using psychotherapeutics. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is established as an efficient method to lower the effects of these attacks or eliminate this complaint. CBT specializes in altering the thought process of the individual from negative thoughts to positive thoughts in addition to changing the way a person reacts or behaves when he runs into an emergency or circumstances which may spark off a panic attack.

Another therapy like CTB which is worth stating is known as exposure treatment which helps the person overcome their fear by letting them confront those perilous circumstances within a contained and secure manner. The result of this technique is that the individual finds out ways to act positively on what he thinks are perilous situations - moreover, through this experience, a person learns that the situations he is afraid of aren't harmful and dangerous.

In most instances, medication alone or therapy by itself is adequate to fully treat the ailment, however other cases require both of these techniques to effectively treat panic complaint. Meditation, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques were found to be efficient in reducing the chances of experiencing an additional panic attack as they help soothe the mind and relax the muscles. Constantly doing these exercises and methods would strengthen the body's relaxation reflex.

Herbs like bacopin, ginkgo biloba, passion flower, St. John Wort, hyperforin, 5HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan), chamomile, rhodiola, are equally efficient as they contain organic anti-stress features. In some cases, utilizing these herbs is sufficient enough to fight attacks and many people respond positively using that kind of treatment. Fresh leaves could be made as tea with some purchasable OTC in oil, tincture, capsule, powder and tea. The best part about those natural herbs is the fact that they don't carry any bad outcomes as compared to standard anti anxiety and anti depressant prescription medications. - 31520

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