Panic attack

Self-care

Avoid caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, and recreational drugs. Get sufficient sleep, regular exercise, and practice relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing or yoga.

When to seek immediate medical care

See a doctor immediately if:

  • First occurrence
  • Suicidal thoughts

When to make a doctor's appointment

Make an appointment to see a doctor if:

  • Worsening severity or frequency
  • Interfering with ability to work, maintain relationships, or complete daily tasks

Last Updated May 26, 2018


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