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Hi ihave a daughter in law who is haveing panic attacks and

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Hi ihave a daughter in law who is haveing panic attacks and deprecion she cant go out if she does she pannicks and thinks everybody is looking she has ahd this before she said howevever my son cant even leave the house she panics. she shakes and her leg shakes. her dr gave her zopiclone and diazipam they are not working she cant go to work as she works at the drs surgery.can you help
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Ralph LMHC replied 4 years ago.

Hello,

Standard treatment for panic attack is if one is going to use benzodiazapines-Xanax or Clorazapam. In addition is the use of SSRI's like Paxcil or Zoloft or SNRI's like Effexor r Prestiq. These take several weeks to work so the benzo's are used to cover until the other meds take effect. I would also recommend the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. In CBT, one is taught new ways of thinking and behaving and as a result, one's mood improves. anxiety and panic attacks decrease. In addition CBT is evidenced based as the most effective form of treating anxiety. See:

http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mentalhealthinformation/therapies/cognitivebehaviouraltherapy.aspx

 

 

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