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Panic Disorder Suggestions

(Also Known As: Panic Attacks Suggestions, Panic Suggestions, Anxiety Panic Disorder Suggestions)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

Suggestions for Panic Disorder

Because panic disorder can occur anytime and anywhere, the individual suffering from the condition should learn how to help their self, aside from getting professional treatment, through the following tips:

  • Learn more about panic attacks and other related conditions with the same symptoms as you experienced, such as anxiety attacks, which will help you understand that the sensation and feelings you have when you panic are normal and not something to fear.
  • Learn breathing control techniques since hyperventilation can bring many sensations, such as tightness of chest and lightheadedness, which commonly occurs during panic attacks. Deep breathing will also improve one’s coping skills that will help you calm yourself as you begin to feel anxious. Learning to control your breathing can reduce the sensation intensity that you are afraid of.
  • Learn to avoid caffeine and smoking since it can likely provoke panic attacks in individuals who are susceptible to the condition. Likewise, avoid caffeinated beverages and be aware of the medication containing stimulants such as diet pills and non-drowsy cold medications.
  • Learn relaxation techniques and stress management such as yoga, meditation, and muscle relaxation, which produce the opposite effect of anxiety and panic.
  • Learn to stick to your treatment plan in order not to become a hostage to your own fear.
  • Learn to be physically active
  • Join a support group to make you feel better by knowing you are not alone confronted with panic disorder and there are many others who were able to cope well.

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Panic Disorder Topics

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