Treatments for Panic Disorder
Medical care can help most people with panic disorder, but treatment success varies from person to person. Most people respond well to treatment and can return to normal functioning in weeks or months. Treatment can be complicated by having another condition at the same time, such as
, or other
Psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and specially-trained primary care providers are trained to treat panic disorder. If your doctor doesn't have special training, ask for the name of a doctor or counselor who does.
Researchers found that people with panic disorder get the most benefit from a combination of therapies.
Panic disorder treatment includes:
Alternative and complementary therapies
There are no surgical procedures for the treatment of panic disorder.
Panic disorder. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at:
http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T115030/Panic-disorder. Updated July 8, 2016. Accessed October 4, 2016.
National Institute of Mental Health
website. Available at:
Accessed December 23, 2015.
8/22/2006 DynaMed Plus Systematic Literature Surveillance
http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T115030/Panic-disorder: Furukawa TA, Watanabe N, Churchill R. Psychotherapy plus antidepressant for panic disorder with or without agoraphobia: systematic review.
Br J Psychiatry.