Orthodox Treatment for panic attack
Patients With panic disorder suffer of an acute onset of a sudden overwhelming feeling of disabling anxiety, which usually last from 5 to 20 minutes. These attacks are commonly accompanied by cognitive symptoms and periods of intensive fear that require assistance. Listed below are some tips and tricks on how to cope.
A- Drugs that act on the CNS to reduce the occurrence of anxiety and depression such as:
- Anti-anxiety (benzodiazepines) Xanax
- Antidepressants from the class selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs)
B- Life modification therapy:
- Ongoing Psychological counseling & treatment planning
- Relaxation and imagery techniques, and learning to recognize and replace panic thoughts (cognitive restructuring).
- Regular physical exercises, at least 3 times per week, each time no less than 30 minutes of physical training
- Adequate resting, sleeping at night no less than 8 hours
- Healthy diet, eating regularly small portions of food, scheduled family meals also may help in reducing the frequency of the panic attacks.