Our expert says:
There are several efefctive ways to manage panic attacks, and what goes along with them ( as many people find the suspence of worrying when the next panic attack might come, becomes a real problem in its own ).
It is wisest to see a good local shrink for assessment and a discussion of the treatment options. The two main ways to treat it are (a) medication, best using drugs also used to treat Depression; and (CBT ( Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy ) which helps you to learn how to control such symptoms ( rather like the breathing exercises you mention, and more ), and the negative thoughts that are part of panic, and the disorder may even fade away.
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