What should happen when I see a healthcare professional about panic disorder?

What should happen when I see a healthcare professional about panic disorder?

When you first go to your GP or other healthcare professional, you should tell them about all of your symptoms and how long you have had them. Your healthcare professional may ask you about your personal circumstances, your activities and any medication or other substances you are taking, including alcohol, caffeine or other drugs. They should discuss fully all of the options for treatment. You and your healthcare professional should then agree on your treatment plan.

Questions you could ask your healthcare team

  • What is panic disorder?

  • What are the treatments for panic disorder?

  • Who can provide my treatment?

  • Are there any support organisations for people with panic disorder in my local area?

  • Who can I contact in a crisis?

  • Do you have any information for my family/carers?

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