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Treatment for anxiety and panic attacks - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Anxiety and Stress
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   i am a 15 year old with terrible anxiety, panic attacks everything. i have a chorus concert coming up next week and i dont know what to do. is there anyway to stop anxiety?
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
User :   also i feel as if im dying a lot, the other day up to now i have been feeling some pain in the right area of my chest and it worries me, could it just be anxiety?
Doctor :  
The medical treatment for anxiety are of two types, behavioural therapy and medical drugs.
Doctor :  
Since you are young it is better to avoid medicaltions.
Doctor :  
You may need a professional counselling by a clinical psychologist.
Doctor :  
for improving the anxiety symptoms.
User :   okay what about the right side of my chest... it hurts a lot now could that just be from the anxiety or
Doctor :   i shall suggest few measures for temporary help.
Doctor :  
Yes they are too part of your anxiety symptoms.
Doctor :  
During the episodes of panic attacks, counting numbers, deep breathing exercises are proven to help reduce your symptoms.
Doctor :   You can practice those..
Doctor :  
Good motivation and meditations also help in controlling your symptoms.

Doctor :  
Practice those too and all the best.
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