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Anti depressants and cognitive behavioral therapy for panic attacks - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   hi
User :   i have been suffering from panic attacks for a while now
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   What are the events that trigger the attack
User :   i did research on medication and was wondering what the best medication is for me to take
Doctor :   And any particular initiative that you have done to over come ti
Doctor :   it
User :   mainly public areas
User :   yea tried breathing exercises
User :   and exposing myself
User :   but doesnt work
Doctor :   for how long have you been doing all that which you have mentioned
User :   about a year now
Doctor :   ok
User :   its just getting worse
Doctor :   the class of antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. or SSRI's
Doctor :   Will be the first line of medications that you will have to take
User :   i aee
Doctor :   They are generally safe and have a low risk of causing serious side effects,
User :   what do they do?
Doctor :   serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors would be the next group if the above mentioned drug fails
Doctor :   They would inhibit the actions of Serotonin that are released during the attack making the symptomatology worse

Doctor :   cognitive behavioral therapy.
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