- As mentioned above, avoid triggering factors, which may vary from one person to another. Such triggers include stress, certain medical conditions, medicines, and drug or alcohol withdrawal. If the triggering factor is avoidable, it is better to do that. Otherwise, stick to a treatment plan, stress management, and psychotherapy.
- If you are feeling depressed, never stay idle. Divert your mind by watching TV, or engage in some activity, which you find interesting.
- Get sufficient sleep, which is very important for normal brain functioning.
- A right diet may also work wonders. You must have a diet, which is rich in complex carbohydrates (fruits, vegetables, whole grains), proteins, and omega-3 fatty acids (fish oil and flaxseed oil).
- Avoid caffeine and alcohol. They can worsen your condition, and may sometimes trigger panic attacks. Regular exercises (like aerobic activities) is another solution for stopping panic attacks.
- A regular intake of foods with B vitamins is also found to be effective in people with panic disorders. You can include fish, eggs, soy products, brown rice, leafy green vegetables, and whole grains, in your diet.
If the trigger is any medical condition, treatment is provided for the same. Otherwise, avoid triggering factors, maintain a good lifestyle with regular exercise, adopt the right diet, and practice stress-relief methods, like yoga and meditation. Breathing exercises are also said to be good for preventing panic attacks. However, if you have a panic disorder, with frequent episodes of panic attacks, it is always better to consult a physician and stick to the treatment plan. The above said remedies can be practiced along with the suggested treatment plan.