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Panic Disorder Treatment Options

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Panic disorder and agoraphobia are very treatable. Finding the right treatment -- and more importantly the right treatment providers -- can take time, so it’s important to know your options.
  1. Counseling and Psychotherapy
  2. Antidepressants
  3. Anti-anxiety Medications

Counseling and Psychotherapy

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Psychotherapy can be an important component in your panic disorder treatment plan. Finding a therapist to meet your needs may take a little time, so it’s important to know what to look for.

Antidepressants

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Several classes of antidepressants are used to treat panic disorder. These medications are used for their ability to inhibit panic, whether or not you have co-occurring depression.

Anti-anxiety Medications

Many fast-acting medications are commonly prescribed to reduce the symptoms of anxiety and panic. Although these medications can have the potential for abuse, they are generally safe and effective for most people when used as directed.

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