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Anxiety attack after consuming vodka. What could be wrong?

about 3 weeks ago i was having a few drinks and i felt fine and then i went to the bar and i ordered a vodka cranberry and had one sip and started to have an anxiety attack.. i cant explain it but ever since then i cant even leave my house without feeling like i should be back at home.. im a very social person and i dont know whats going on.. im 19 year old female. i just wanna be back to my old self...
Asked On : Wed, 4 Jul 2012
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Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

You seem to be suffering from an agoraphobia with panic attacks. It is possible that you had an underlying dormant anxiety disorder which could have got trigerred by the alcohol. I would advise you to consult a psychiatrist for a detailed psychological assessment and further treatment. There are effective treatment options - in the form of medication or counselling / psychotherapy which will help you overcome your problem.

Wish you all the best.

- Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultant Psychiatrist
Answered: Thu, 25 Oct 2012
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