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Hello and thank you for using JustAnswer. May I ask, what is your specific mental health question that you would like an answer to in regards ***** ***** situation? If you are suffering from a panic attack, have you considered going to your doctor and receiving a prescription psychotropic medication to help lessen these panic attacks and to help bring you peace?
It was not an answer actually, it was more of an information request trying to see what you have tried so far. Panic attacks are usually treated well with medication, which is probably what you are going to need to help you overcome this. Therapy is a long and arduous process that will not provide results for several months and it sounds like you want relief as soon as possible, so that is why you most likely will need medication.
Its okay being distressed and venting, I can understand that. Panic attacks, like you are suffering from, can impair your functioning so I know with everything going on in your life this just adds more pressure to you. I would definitely recommend that you go to your doctor/psychiatrist and ask for a solid medication regimen to lessen these panic attacks...the use of a benzodiazepine like Klonopin, Ativan, or Xanax can stop the symptoms of a Panic Attack within 30-60 minutes of ingestion, so this medication can help you to get through your dissertation and other stressors in your life currently. But the use of a benzodiazepine would not be a long-term solution.
If you really want something to at least take the edge of somewhat, you can purchase natural supplements of Valerian Root and Picamilon which can significantly lessen your anxiety and panic symptoms, but of course these are not as strong as the prescription medications, still they may help you.