What Are the Options When Treating Anxiety Disorders and Attacks?

Treating anxiety disorders and anxiety attacks is most definitely a difficult task because there are so many factors involved. Many have learned to control and even eliminate their attacks all-together on their own or with herbal help. Others need therapy, and still others may need medicine.

Which treatment option you choose is a personal decision and this site does not advocate any one type of treatment.

I say this because what works for one person may not work for the next. You may try relaxation techniques and breathing techniques. There are a variety of different things you can do on your own to reduce your anxiety and you can find suggestions for this in the My Advice section.

Aside of self-help at home, there are other types of treatments available.

* Many doctors will use "exposure therapy" with their patients. Many with panic attacks who have become housebound have been helped by this therapy. The patient is little by little exposed to the feared object or situation and is helped to stay there until panic diminishes. If you have any heart, breathing or stomach conditions, always consult a doctor for this treatment.

* Many doctors will also prescribe tranquilizers or antidepressants while treating anxiety disorders. However, these must be used with caution simply because they are addictive and can be abused. Many doctors agree that these should only be used on a temporary basis while seeking the treatment right for you. They will allow you to become more functional, and this will allow you to seek the help you need. Especially in the case of agoraphobia.

* Another treatment option may include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. This is when a therapist helps you to work on your thought patterns, obsessional thinking, and behavior patterns that are contributing to your anxiety. They help you to "re-train" the way you think about things as well as your own view of yourself.

If you would like to take the natural route, there are many herbal solutions for anxiety available to you.

Please click here to browse different herbal options.

These are just a few of the more common treatments for anxiety attacks. If you have another anxiety disorder along with your panic attacks, then another treatment may be suitable for you.

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