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.
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IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the
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