3 Panic Disorder Treatments That Usually Work

by Vlasta Kuster

The goal of EFT therapy it to find and eliminate reasons for panic attacks and not only to eliminate symptoms

Panic disorder treatments are focused on reducing or eliminating the symptoms. Studies have indicated that people who are suffering from panic disorder can be effectively treated through different types of

  • psychotherapy,
  • EFT technique
  • medications,
  • combination of those approaches,
  • lifestyle changes and
  • stress relief.

Panic Disorder Treatment Through Psychotherapy

Treatment through psychotherapy involves education in which the therapist explains what is happening and occurring in the body during a panic attack and how the “fight or flight” reflex causes these symptoms

There are two common forms of psychotherapy for panic disorder:

  • cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and
  • panic-focused psychodynamic psychotherapy (PFPP).

In cognitive-behavioral therapy it’s all about the importance of the behavioral and thought processes in understanding and controlling panic attacks.

There are many people who have a panic disorder which possess negative beliefs, or cognitive distortions, about themselves and about everything that surround them.

The wrong reasoning or thinking can contribute to maladaptive behaviors, such as avoiding feared situations.

  • The first step in CBT would be to recognize or identify our negative thoughts and behaviors and
  • the second involves creating healthy coping methods to change negative behaviors and thoughts.

CBT can help a person to overcome negative thinking patterns and develop healthier ways to overcome panic disorder.

Psychodynamic therapy is based on Freud’s psychoanalytic theories which helps people to find out the past experiences and emotional issues that may have influenced the development of panic.

The focus of psychodynamic therapy is on the unconscious part of the mind where painful thoughts and memories are stored.

Through the therapy a person tries to recognize suppressed and painful emotions and by coming to terms with emotional turmoil, an individual can then overcome the problem with the panic disorder.

"Panic Disorder Treatment Through EFT can Eliminate Panic Attacks Permanently"

EFT technique helps a person cope with challenging emotions associated with various mental health disorders. The studies have shown that this method can help reduce feelings of stress and anxiety associated with panic disorder.

Also, according to my 12 years experience with EFT therapy, EFT therapy can permanently eliminate panic disorders and anxiety

Medications Reduce General Feelings of Anxiety

Often used medications to treat panic disorder include antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs. They are prescribed to lessen the severity of panic attacks and reduce general feelings of anxiety.

Antidepressants used to treat panic disorder are

  • Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs),
  • Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs),
  • Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs),
  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) and
  • Anti-Anxiety Medications are also called benzodiazepines.

Changing Your Lifestyle May Also Help

In addition to these treatments, we can help ourselves by introducing some changes in our lifestyle which can have positive effect on our health and can reduce panic attacks symptoms.

Here we are talking about

  • maintaining a regular schedule,
  • exercising on a regular basis,
  • getting enough sleep and
  • avoiding the consumption of stimulants such as caffeine.

There are different types of methods that can helps us to reduce the stress: meditations or relaxation techniques.

As already mentioned, panic disorder is a treatable condition, but it is important to be aware of that it is often a chronic (long-term) condition which cannot be so easy to treat.

The most important thing is to search for a right treatment as soon as possible.

The sooner treatment begins, the sooner you can get back on your feet and really start to live again.

It is always possible that not all the people with this particular disorder will respond well to treatment. There are also going to be people who may experience periods when they won't fell any symptoms of disorder and periods when their symptoms are going to be more intense.

But most of the people experience significant symptom reduction throughout the treatment.


Vlasta Kuster, holds an MA degree in Basic Medical Sciences and uses her 3-month EFT therapy in her work to help people to do away with panic attacks and anxiety for good. She has more than 10-year experiences in EFT therapy and achieves at least 90% success in permanently eliminating anxiety and panic attacks. You may contact her through her website freeofpanic.com

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