Can we treat panic disorder?

Cognitive behavioural therapy can be a successful treatment for panic disorder. It helps people to challenge their incorrect beliefs about their symptoms, for example, by showing them that distraction reduces the symptoms they believe to be a heart attack. It also encourages them to do things to test the beliefs, proving that even when they don't try to control the symptoms, catastrophes do not happen. Drug treatments are also used.

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Prozac can be used to treat panic disorder.

 

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