Cognitive-behaviour therapy or CBT has been shown in numerous studies to be the treatment of choice for anxiety disorders. It is particularly effective in helping people overcome panic attacks, with about 80% to 85% of people becoming panic free, usually within eight treatment sessions.
CBT has two components: identifying and changing the distorted thinking patterns that maintain anxiety (cognitive therapy), and desensitizing anxiety through exposure to feared situations (behaviour therapy). The relative emphasis put on each of these depends on the nature of your problem. For example, specific phobias, such as a fear of heights, are very effectively treated by exposure therapy alone, whereas panic disorder without agoraphobia is very successfully treated by cognitive therapy alone. If you have a significant amount of agoraphobic avoidance along with your panic attacks, then you will need to work both on changing your thinking and exposing yourself to the situations you fear.
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