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What causes sudden panic attacks?

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Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe


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Posted on Mon, 3 Apr 2017 in Mental Health
Question: I"m having what I think are panic attacks. They are getting worse and taking over my life. Please help or tell me where to find help.
Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe 27 minutes later
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Hello, and thanks for your question.

Panic disorder is highly treatable. You need to start taking an SSRI medication such as escitalopram or sertraline. Within a few weeks your panic attacks should lessen and eventually disappear. Do not take clonazepam as it causes memory loss, falls, and fractures in people over age 65.

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