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If someone you know has a panic attack, he or she may become very anxious and not think clearly. You can help the person by doing the following:. It is helpful when the person is experiencing a panic attack to say things such as:.
By following these simple guidelines, you can:. You can offer ongoing help as the person tries to recover from panic disorder:. This information does not replace the advice of a doctor.
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Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated. Top of the. Topic Overview If someone you know has a panic attack, he or she may become very anxious and not think clearly.
You can help the person by doing the following: Stay with the person and keep calm. Offer medicine if the person usually takes it during an attack. Don't make assumptions about what the person needs. Speak to the person in short, simple sentences. Be predictable. Avoid surprises. Help slow the person's breathing by breathing with him or her or by counting slowly to It is helpful when the person is experiencing a panic attack to say things such as: "You can get through this.
Good job. Stay in the present. Prevent the situation from getting worse. Help put some control in a confusing situation. You can offer ongoing help as the person tries to recover from panic disorder: Allow the person to proceed in therapy at his or her own pace. Be patient and praise all efforts toward recovery, even if the person is not meeting all of the goals. Do not agree to help the person avoid things or situations that cause anxiety.
Do not panic when the person panics. Remember that it is all right to be concerned and anxious yourself. Accept the current situation, but know that it will not last forever. Remember to take care of yourself. Top of the Next Section: Related Information. Section: Related Information Top of the .What you need if he attacks
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Helping Someone During a Panic Attack