Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Panic Disorder Treatment

The treatment for panic attacks usually includes stress reduction, mental health counseling, support groups, and biofeedback. Additional treatment for panic attacks may include anti-anxiety medications or antidepressants. Treatment for hyperventilation may include instructions on how to breathe into a paper bag.

The treatment options for panic attacks include:

Short-term treatment of panic attacks includes:

Long-term treatment of panic attacks includes:

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Panic Disorder Drugs

Medications for panic attacks include:

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Panic Disorder Questions For Doctor

The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of panic attacks.

Questions to ask before treatment:

  • What are my treatment options?
  • What are the risks associated with treatment?
  • What are the complications I should watch for?
  • Do I need medication?
    • How long will I be on medication?
    • What are the potential side effects of my medication?
    • Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
    • Should I take my medication with food?

Questions to ask after treatment:
  • Do I need to change my diet?
  • Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
  • Will I need therapy?
  • What else can I do to reduce my risk for panic attacks?
  • How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
  • What local support and other resources are available?

Panic Disorder Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat panic attacks:

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Last Updated: Dec 22, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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