Do any panic attack solutions really work?
The fear that another panic attack could happen is almost as bad as the attack itself. Knowing that one could happen at any time can make it hard to cope with work, social situations, driving and many aspects of normal life
Some doctors like to prescribe medication for panic attacks. But are they really a permanent solution? They can make you feel better in the short term and mask the symptoms, but they do nothing about the underlying causes of panic attacks. They will not prevent future panic attacks.
Talking therapies like CBT are effective for some people, but they again have their short comings. A lot depends on the therapist having an understanding of the condition. They may teach techniques for dealing with a panic attack but not look at why they happen.
The triggers that spark off panic attacks in some people, have little effect on others. Why is this? Some of us have a higher level of general anxiety, that causes us to be more sensitized to these triggers. A permanent solution to panic attacks must also take this into account.
There is no instant solution to panic attacks. There are bound to be setbacks on the road to recovery. For a complete solution, the sufferer needs to help to deal with these, and even embrace them as a part of the healing process.
A really effective panic attack solution needs to:-
- Take away the fear of the attack itself
- Provide ways to reduce the underlying anxiety level
- Help to smooth the path to permanent recovery
Are there any panic attack solutions that cover each of these areas and provide a permanent end to panic attacks? Even for people who believe they have tried everything. The Panic Away program shown above is one that my wife has tried.
It did offer some short term relief but not really a solution. The difficulty is in remembering to use it when you feel the onset of a panic attack. Maybe if you could overcome that problem and use it every time, it might be a more effective solution.
I do feel that the ebook is bulked out with a lot of extraneous stuff that doesn’t really help in dealing with the problem. Perhaps this is to justify the price which I feel is a little excessive.