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What do I need to know to care for someone with panic disorder?

Caring for someone with panic disorder requires thoughtfulness and great support. Make sure that the person consults with their doctor on a regular basis and attends all scheduled follow-up appointments. It is also important to make sure that they follow their doctor's advice, take their prescribed medications, and attend psychotherapy, if needed, to treat and manage their disorder.

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How long does panic disorder last?
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Can panic disorder be prevented?
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When does panic disorder start?
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