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Panic attacks

Wenevr i m scared or tensed to a great xtent, i feel lyk my body z not giving any response n i feel numbness in limbs after a few minutes my hands n feet start folding n become stiff n den i bcm unconcious.
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Dr. Hithysh BM Bangalore | General Physician
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hello Treatment can help reduce the intensity and frequency of your panic attacks and improve your function in daily life. The main treatment options are psychotherapy and medications. One or both types of treatment may be recommended, depending on your preference, your history, the severity of your panic disorder and whether you have access to therapists who have special training in panic disorders. Psychotherapy Psychotherapy, also called talk therapy, is considered an effective first choice treatment for panic attacks and panic disorder. Psychotherapy can help you understand panic attacks and panic disorder and learn how to cope with them. A form of psychotherapy called cognitive behavioral therapy can help you learn through your own experience that panic symptoms are not dangerous. During therapy sessions, your therapist will help you gradually re-create the symptoms of a panic attack in a safe, repetitive manner. Once the physical sensations of panic no longer feel threatening, the attacks begin to resolve. Successful treatment can also help you overcome fears of situations that you've been avoiding because of panic attacks. Seeing results from treatment can take time and effort. You may start to see panic attack symptoms reduce within several weeks, and often symptoms decrease significantly or go away within several months. You may schedule occasional maintenance visits to help ensure that your panic attacks remain under control or to treat reoccurrences. Medications Medications can help reduce symptoms associated with panic attacks as well as depression if that's an issue for you. Several types of medication have been shown to be effective in managing symptoms of panic attacks, including: selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors selective non reuptake inhibitors benzodiazepines consult psychiatrist and neuro physician for further evaluation and treatment.
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Poornachandra Tejaswi S Bangalore | General Physician
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Hi, most of the times there will be some causative agent or some vicinity will be responsible for the panic, there are people who are afraid of heights, water, fire, closed rooms, animals etc this are called phobia if u have any such scare towards a particular thing then u might have phobia towards that or if u have a experienced a unbearable emotional trauma or met with an accident or any other physical trauma remembering that often can cause a panic attack, so my advice is to do meditation every day without skipping and do yoga, try to avoid bottling up your feelings instead try to share it with your family or well wishers, most importantly consult a psychiatrist to rule out other causes.
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