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How can panic attacks be treated?

I m having panics often. what can I do to prevent them? My brother takes Alprazolam when he gets them and the medication helps within 10 minutes. I don t have many of the physical symptoms like racing heart, shortness of breath, persperation.. It s just an unbearable feeling of hopelessness and eternal doom. I can t stand it! I m 63 years old, overweight, and working with my doctor to lose weight. I had my 1st attack at age 19, the next one at age 47. Now I wake up from sleep with them. Is it a nutritional deficiency? Thanks!
Fri, 23 Mar 2018
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Dear
panic attacks can be treated with medications and psychotherapy
Alprazolam is short term anxiolytic
Anti anxiety medication after proper evaluation by psychiatrist is needed
If feasible psychotherapy cn be helpful too
Regards
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