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30 Jan 2006

Panic Attacks I need Help
Good Day,

I had a very bad Panic attack this morning and I need help fast please tell me where and how this can be treated I live in Pretoria in Sinoville/Montana area.

Please help it just can't carry on like this PLEASE HELP I'm scared !!!
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

DO see a good local psychiatrist asap ( fortunately panic attacks don't tend to be very frequent, so its not likely you;'ll have another very soon ) --- for a proper assessment and treatment. The condiion can be very effectively treated, with medication and CBT counselling. And know that while the attacks are terrifying, they are not as dangerous as they feel. Often, during an attack, one fears one will die or go mad or something similarly grave, but fortunately this does not happen, and the attack will pass before long.
During an attack, avoid breathing too rapidly and deeply, as that in itself gives one unpleasant sensations like tingling in the fingers ; just make yourself breathe calmly and slowly and normally, and that will help to get the atack to pass.
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