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Q. How to get treated for panic disorder?

Answered by
Dr. Sathya Prakash
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 18, 2016 and last reviewed on: Oct 09, 2018

Hi doctor,

I often get a feeling that my heart is going to stop. I have panic disorder also. Please help.

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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • As dramatic as the panic disorders may seem, it also responds very well to medicines.
  • The first thing we do need to check whether the diagnosis is indeed panic disorder. We also need to see if you have any associated phobias including anxiety in crowded areas or public transport.
  • Finally, we need to rule out possibility of depression.
  • If all of these are cleared, all we need is low doses of Escitalopram or Paroxetine along with Clonazepam on as per need basis for a few weeks and you should be alright. Consult a psychiatrist in person for physical evaluation and start the medicine with consent.

For further information consult a psychiatrist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/psychiatrist


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