Our expert says:
Panic attacks respond to two types of treatment --- medication, especially the antidepressants which calm the chemical instability underlying panic disorder, and CBT counselling, which helps you to unlearn the habits of thought that have become part of the condition. NOT any other variety of more wishy-washy counselling ---Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy. We vary in the degree of ou sensitivity to side-effects of such ADs, so maybe something different from Lorien as such would suit you better. See a good local psychiatrist for a full assessment and advice on these two modalities of treatment, rather than relying on a GP at this stage
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