if you have to pay for it, seeing a therapist, psychologist or psychiatrist is of doubtful benefit, although sometimes a psychiatrist may be more likely to prescribe valium type meds, and may be useful for signing forms re financial help due to your anxiety making work difficult
all therapists or "talk cure" experts can be divided into 2 groups, those who just sit and listen and those who also talk back.
IMO those who just sit and listen arent worth much at all as you can get the same benefit by propping up an inflatable doll in a chair and talking to it......
those who talk back and do give helpful advice can be useful, but some dont really know much about anxiety or panic disorder
some who specialise in the above know all about it because they still suffer from it. many sufferers are drawn to study psychology in an effort to fix their own psychological problems. some go on to become qualified psychologists without ever curing themselves. in other words, some of them are still having panic attacks, despite specialising in their cure.
as an ex panic attack sufferer, I cant be fooled
the cost of one visit to a psychologist will buy several anxiety and panic attack self help recovery books, the books or recovery courses are a better investment, IMO
recovered former longtime anxiety and panic attack sufferer and helper of other sufferers but no training or qualifications in medicine or psychology, any remarks that may be taken as advice must be confirmed with doctor or other health professional
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