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How To Effectively Stop Panic Attacks


Panic attacks have been widely studied by various practitioners in the medical field with the aim of finding out the causes, symptoms and how they can be stopped. From this we can determine some†tips to reduce anxiety.†Some of the common symptoms experienced during a panic attack include choking, numbness or tingling in the fingers and toes, shortness of breath, fear of losing control and feeling unsteady. These symptoms are in most cases confused and misinterpreted to be a heart attack.†

Life experiences such as divorce, birth of a baby or even death of a loved one often trigger off panic attacks in many people. The most important thing is to find out what exactly triggers off the attack. It is only until then that one can diagnose the condition or confront it without fear and stop the panic attacks.

Avoiding those events that trigger panic attacks worsens the situation and may result in other illnesses such as agoraphobia and panic disorder. Treatment should, therefore, be undertaken in good time to prevent the panic attacks from reoccurring.†

Here are options you can use to stop panic attacks


Psychotherapy is divided into two; Cognitive behavioral therapy and exposure therapy.

Cognitive behavioral therapy involves you as the patient getting to the cause of the panic attack. You will be expected to remember all the prior events when you had panic attacks as a way of figuring out what exactly could be triggering these attacks. The medical professional will examine you and give you all the information about the attacks.

The main purpose of the cognitive behavioral therapy is to have the patient be in charge of his or her thoughts and not to focus on the negative thoughts coming from the external condition. The patient is then able to stop those negative feelings.

The exposure therapy, on the other hand, helps the affected person confront the cause of the attack. The therapist helps the patient discover what triggers the attacks after which he has to confront it gradually until he overcomes it. The only way to overcoming your fears is by confidently facing them head-on.


Medications such as antidepressants and benzodiazepines can be used in treating the panic attack symptoms. However, these medications have side effects that might last for a long time. The best thing you should do is seek the help of a medical professional who will prescribe for you the right medication for the condition. You will find medications to be effective in stopping panic attacks. In most cases, medication will be used as a supplement to psychotherapy.
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