Panic attacks can be highly debilitating as they occur spontaneously and come with a dread of impending doom and often death. Their unpredictability and the strong feelings of anxiety can interfere significantly with professional and personal live. They can also lead to social withdrawal and avoidance of important areas in life.
Several psychotherapeutic approaches and medication have proven effective against panic attacks. Especially in the more severe cases, a combination of psychotherapy and medication can be very effective in relieving the anxiety attacks quickly. Communication-focused therapy is an approach developed by the author for several mental health conditions, including panic attacks, which empirically shows to be very helpful.
Keywords: panic attacks, anxiety, psychotherapy, counselling, medication, psychiatry
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