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I have had panic disorder with agoraphobia since I was 18.

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I'm 32 now. I also...
I have had panic disorder with agoraphobia since I was 18. I'm 32 now. I also have generalized anxiety. I have been on every combination of antidepressant and benzodiazepines and some have helped more than others, but it never works for very long. Are there any other options to treating my issues? My psychiatrist doesn't have very many more options for me.
Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Mental Health
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Mental Health Professional: Dr. Ravoof, Doctor replied 3 months ago
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Dear customer,

Thank you for the question.

A treatment for these conditions that is known to work long-term without relapse is a new form of therapy known ass Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). You should ask your psychiatrist to refer you to a psychologist who is experienced and certified to treat with ACT based therapy.

Medications are only a short-term option and will not work for a long time. There will be a reduction of effectiveness when being treated only with medications. The best option would be to combine medications with therapy since this will be most effective.

Take care.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Are there any books or workbooks you can recommend ?
Mental Health Professional: Dr. Ravoof, Doctor replied 3 months ago

Dear customer,

Thank you for replying.

Please read the below-linked books since they are very beneficial and will certainly reduce your anxiety:

https://www.amazon.com/Mindfulness-Acceptance-Workbook-Anxiety-Commitment/

https://www.amazon.com/Things-Might-Terribly-Horribly-Wrong/dp/1572247118

Take care.

Please let me know if there are any further questions.

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