- Tremendous patience to deal with Panic Attack patient is essential.
- Family support is vital. Be supportive to prevent loneliness and desperation. Listen to the patient without being judgmental.
- Be aware about the disease. Dealing with panic attacks may be challenging. The more information you have, the more equipped you will be in handling the patient.
- Be positive and optimistic. Avoid negative thoughts.
- Try to be busy in social and useful activity, to divert their minds.
- Set goals and focus on them to divert mind from Panic Attacks.
- Enrol in stress management classes. Practice yoga, meditation; these help to calm your mind.
- During attacks, take deep breaths to relax yourself.
- Never leave the patient alone during Panic Attacks.
- Do not avoid trigger situations or they will create more fear & subsequent attacks.
- Never criticize the patient or show lack of respect towards the patient.
- Avoid junk and processed food. Do not drink Alcohol.
- Do not skip meals; eat small meals at regular intervals. Skipping meals sets your blood sugar levels off on a wild rollercoaster ride and the dips can adversely affect your mood and cause symptoms that feel like a panic attack.
- Never ignore the symptoms of patient or consider them trivial.