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Severe anxiety, depression and panic attacks. Permanent solution?

My husband suffers from severe anxiety and panic attacks. Whenever he hears about some bad things happening around like a death of a distant relative, illness etc he becomes very depressed and gets these panic attacks. He starts crying and screaming. Of late this behavior is repeating quite frequently and in public places also. Is there any permanent solution for this.
Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Hi there, thanks for asking. Panic attacks are treatable. There are good medications and also talk sessions can help for this purpose and also would be the ultimate choice in order to stop the medications after a year or so. There are good medication to control it acutely and there are medications that would be the main part of therapy and are not addictive and are without side effects or with very little ones. I suggest that he sees a doctor and tell about the issue. I wish him the best.
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Psychiatrist Dr. Srikanth Reddy's  Response
Hello,
Thanks for choosing health care magic for posting your query.
Your husbands behavior can be a form of stress reaction than a panic disorder. You seem to be concentrating on drugs but what your husband probably needs is talk therapy and behavioral therapy. Do meet your psychiatrist and discuss these issues with him/her.
In psychiatric illnesses there are mostly no permanent solutions, but there will be significant change in his behaviour.

Hope I am able to answer your concerns.
If you have any further query, I would be glad to help you.
In future if you wish to contact me directly, you can use the below mentioned link:
bit.ly/dr-srikanth-reddy

Wish you good health,
Dr. Srikanth Reddy M.D.
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