For those who have anxiety issues, panic attacks can be a debilitating problem that can cause both stress and discomfort. There is treatment for panic attacks that can be seen in the form of medications and therapy. Through therapy the individual would learn ways of changing their thinking and behavioral patterns. If both forms of treatment are combined there is a better chance of results than with just one. Therefore it might be necessary to have rehabilitation efforts.
There are several possibilities for medications that can treat panic attacks or control the symptoms of panic attacks. Medications can have a number of different purposes, these include: treat panic attacks, control symptoms of panic attacks, reduce the number of panic attacks, reduce the severity of panic attacks, and reduce the anxiety that is associated with having another panic attack. SSRIs or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are antidepressants that are can also be used in the treatment of panic disorders. Some of these medications include Prozac, Zoloft, and Paxil. By being able to treat the neurotransmitters these medications affect how messages are sent to the brain. Basically the medications block the reuptake of the serotonin, therefore making it available to other nerves.