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Suffering from anxiety, depression and panic attacks. Palpitations. Have smoking addiction. Do I have any other health problem?

Hey my names Abbie Am always worryin about how fast my heart gets am a smoker and a drink a lot ove fizzy juice like even walkin upstair or tryin to carry on with my son my heart feels as if its gona come out my chest a suffer from anxiety and depression and panick attacks a would realy like to know if there s anythin a should be worryin about plz help me :( !!!
Asked On : Mon, 25 Mar 2013
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welcome to health care magic

You probably have "panic disorder" which is characterised by panic attacks (intense anxiety attacks). But since you smoke also, it is advised to stop smoking as soon as possible as it may aggravate your attacks. Secondly you should consult a general physician to rule out any cardiac pathology (heart disease). After that, consult a psychiatrist for detailed evaluation and management. Following treatment strategies are advised-
1) SSRI drugs like paroxetine, sertraline etc
2) Behaviour therapies
3) Relaxation techniques

Hope it helps
Good luck
Dr. Gourav Monga
Consultant psychiatrist
Answered: Mon, 25 Mar 2013
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