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How are panic attacks treated?

For a single panic attack, the best treatment is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) combined with benzodiazepines. These drugs are used as needed to help prevent "anticipatory anxiety" and for immediate symptom relief if an attack occurs.
Tamar Chansky
Psychology

Anxiety varies from person to person, so there's no one-size-fits-all approach to treating it, according to psychologist Dr. Tamar Chansky, who specializes in anxiety. Watch the video to learn about treatment options for panic attacks.


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