Q&A: How can I resolve panic attacks with propanolol?
posted on 10/13/2016
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How can I resolve panic attacks with propanolol?- Ken
Good question. I would be interested in how a medical doctor would respond to it. I am a psychologist and would not give out advice regarding particular medications and such treatment, or psychiatric Intervention control. as I do not believe You can treat a psychological condition with a biological intervention, such as psychiatric drugs. You certainly can control the other symptoms, but this again is not actual treatment, but rather control through chemical restraint.
--Toby Watson, Psy.D.
--David O. O. Saenz, PhD, EdM, LLC (Licensed Psychologist)
Beta blockers have been found helpful as they address the physiological symptoms of anxiety such as rapid heart rate, the internal anxiety described as, "my eye is quivering and the butterflies in the stomach." It works without overly sedating a patient and it is not habit forming or addictive. Patients need to have their vital signs checked as beta blockers can slow one's heart rate and lower ones blood pressure so starting low and increasing to an effective level is needed.
--Carolina Partners in Mental Healthcare
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