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Panic Disorder: Latest Medical Breakthroughs

Friday, 15 Oct 2010 11:26 AM

Panic Disorder can be a debilitating disorder that wreaks havoc on a patient’s life. Fortunately, it can be easily treated if diagnosed. The disorder is not life-threatening, and getting treatment is always a good option to ensure stability and peace in the patient’s life. For better treatment, it is important to understand the latest advancements in the medical field.
According to the American Medical Association and American Psychiatric Association, cognitive-behavioral therapy is the treatment of choice. But since the advancement of medical science, a number of new drugs and combination therapies have known to be much more effective. These treatments include:
  1. Antidepressants: The use of antidepressants such as SSRIs, tricyclic antidepressants, and MAOIs has proven to be highly effective in the treatment of panic disorder and anxiety attacks. These medications, when taken daily, can reduce the risk of experiencing panic disorder as well as bipolar disorder. Medications such as fluoxetine and nolaxone are highly effective in stabilizing the mood and treating depression. Although considerable research is still being conducted on the treatment and sedative effect of SSRIs in the treatment of anxiety attacks, it is one of the best new options available
  2. The use of anti-anxiety drugs like benzodiaxepines is the latest medical breakthrough in the treatment of anxiety-related stress disorders. Although some controversy surrounds them, there are two FDA-approved drugs - Alprozolam and clonazepam, that have a highly effective cure rate for panic- and anxiety-related stress.
  3. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: This therapy has proven its efficacy in the treatment of panic disorder and has a main focus on revealing the unconscious part of the patient’s mind so that it can be easily treated for panic and anxiety. This is a relatively safe but new technique and may be a better option than other forms of psychoanalysis.
  4. Computerized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is one of the newest therapies used in the treatment of panic disorder. This treatment includes interaction-based therapy sessions between the user and the software. It is a cost-effective option for patients suffering from anxiety and panic disorders.

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