Treatment for panic attacks involves psychological therapy, medication, or both. It takes time to work, but the great majority of people recover and have no lasting effects.
Panic attacks are notoriously difficult to cure without some type of outside help. That’s because one of the most common problems with treating panic attacks is that the more you think about your panic attacks, the more likely you are to have them.
After my first two panic attacks, I awakened each morning to an instantly racing heart, hyperventilation, and cresting waves of fear and apprehension. My range of activity for each day was dictated by my agoraphobia, and my range gradually got narrower and narrower.
Use deep breathing. While hyperventilating is a symptom of panic attacks that can increase fear, …
Treatment for panic disorder. Research shows that the most successful treatment for panic disorder is a combination of antidepressant medication and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Many clinicians recommend CBT as the first-line treatment, with medication added if necessary to make the patient comfortable enough to participate in CBT.