Information for families and carers of people with panic disorder

Information for families and carers of people with panic disorder

If a member of your family or someone you care for has panic disorder, you should be provided with information, if appropriate, about panic disorder and its treatment. The information should cover the use and possible side effects of medication for panic disorder.

You should also be told about self-help groups and support groups for families and carers of people with panic disorder, and if appropriate, encouraged to participate in programmes run by these groups.

If your family member or the person you care for is having specialist care for panic disorder, they may be offered a place at a day-care centre to relieve you during the day.

Questions families or carers could ask the healthcare team

  • What can I do to support the person with panic disorder?

  • Can you give me any information about specialist support for families and carers?

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