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Anxiety attacks should be properly treated, and usually respond very well to proper treatment, which should is possible include CBT ( Cognitive-Behavior Therapy )a particular form of talking therapy which can help her learn to avoid and control her anxiety symptoms, and medication, usually best some of the meds also used to treat Depression. Amitryptiline is a vary old-fashioned option - abd some more recent drugs might suit her better. I hope she's been assessed and treated by a psychiatrist rather than only a GP>
Over-use of the sedative-tranquillizers of the Valium family can cause one to become dependent on them, and can reduce out ability to concentrate and react effectively, which would be essntial to protect in someone caring for children.
The fact that she's got sole responsibility for 6 small kids, makes it all the more important that she is well treated - and this is where the CBT if available, could help her learn to gain control of these situations, rather than becoming lost in them, when at work.
If she cant afford to see a psychiatrist privately, explore how to arrange for her to see one at your nearest medical school or major government clinic or hospital
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