Have you seen a person experiencing a panic attack? If not, they are those who are highly anxious, agitated, fearful, uncertain and out of control. They are unable to stay in one position and might burst our shouting and crying out loud. They don't know how to handle the situation and their emotions. They feel they are pressured and in great stress. In summary, panic attack is a psychological response to physiologic and even psychological stressors. The attack usually starts from mild anxiety and then progresses to panic.
What are the treatments for panic attacks? These are the typical query that you might have in mind so as to gear yourself with focus and right attitude and prevent having the attack.
• Stress Management
It is much better to have a fresh mind before dealing with any demanding situations. It's hard to fill your brain with additional problems when it's already overloaded. Stress must be managed accordingly to prevent panic since it teaches you how to react to life situations. It comes in different forms like diversional and leisure activities. Going to places that you never visited or going to spots that you feel relaxed will surely help. Enjoying the weekend away from work will also boost a positive mind. Take time to enjoy some time for yourself to get some fresh air. It may seem unclear but the effects are visible if you get to compare the decision of a stressed individual to someone who gets to embrace stress management activities.
• Exploration of Feelings
We tend to panic if we don't know what to do and where to go. However, speaking our concerns will help lessen the attack since we hear opinions of other people. We are not pressured to rely on our sole decision if we have someone to ask for help. Exploration of feelings is very effective in controlling panic attacks since you can now speak out what makes you panic and what runs in your mind. You can either reveal concerns with family members or psychologist then ask for positive ways on how to deal with your problems.
• Environmental Limits
In order to control panic attacks, a soothing environment is much preferred. Since you need to stay calm and relaxed, it is best that you are in a quiet, dim and tranquil environment. It is very ironic to bring someone having an attack in a room filled with rock music and very well lighted. As much as possible, try to promote an environment that will enhance sleep and relaxation then let the person assume a comfortable position.
• Medical Approach
Above tips are very helpful but when non pharmacologic methods are ineffective, medications is one of the best options to take. It provides a rapid effect but then patients must not rely to these drugs since it may cause dependence and/or drug tolerance.