Panic Disorder Treatment Options
By Katharina Star, About.com Guide
Counseling and Psychotherapy
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.
- Treatment Options for Panic Disorder
- Finding Help for Panic Disorder
- Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Panic Disorder
- Professionals Who Treat Panic Disorder
- Barriers to Getting Help for Panic Disorder
- Going to Therapy for Panic Disorder
- Getting the Most Out of Therapy
- What to Expect at Your First Session
- Is Internet Counseling Right For You?
- Can Panic Disorder Be Cured?
- Do You Need to Change Doctors?
- Why Isn't Therapy Working?
- Maintaining Success After Treatment
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.
- Medications for Panic Disorder
- Antidepressants for Panic Disorder
- Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)
- Celexa (citalopram) Overview
- Paxil (paroxetine) Overview
- Prozac (fluoxetine) Overview
- Zoloft (sertraline) Overview
- Tricyclic Antidepressants (TCAs)
- Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs)
- Antidepressants and Suicide
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.