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Panic Attacks (cont.)

Panic Attacks Prevention

For those people whose panic attacks are brought about by known stimuli, the primary way to prevent panic attacks is to avoid those stimuli as long as the avoidance does not get in the way of the person's ability to interact with others or otherwise function. Behavioral therapy is an important part of treatment, and people who have panic attacks may "practice" being in their trigger situations (such as riding an elevator or flying in an airplane) as part of their treatment. For those who go on to be diagnosed with panic disorder or other forms of anxiety, taking the prescribed medications is the key to prevention. Behavioral therapy may also be recommended.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/10/2014

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