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A close relative of mine suddenly started experiencing panic attacks that were leaving them locked in their bedrooms for several hours or even days. At first I was searching for anxiety help near me, however as a result of the lockdown I couldn't find any individual. I did find an anxiety specialist who worked via conference calls and I put them in touch with my relative. Within a few days the panic attacks were subsiding. And only a handful of treatments later they were really feeling more powerful, a lot more hopeful and resilient that this difficult episode had passed. That experience altered my thinking on how we treat anxiety and panic attacks. The family member with panic disorder was never taught how to face his panic attacks. He learned to hide under a rock because if he showed up in public there would be an attack. The anxiety specialist helped but the real solution is psychological and not medical. How we look at anxiety and panic disorder needs to change. One of the most effective treatments is the psychological technique called cognitive restructuring. We must find a way to look at our anxiety and panic attacks in a way that allows us to learn new skills to reduce or eliminate the anxiety that causes the attack. A simple method is to learn how to face our panic attack in a way that allows us to use the techniques I've written about in my Panic Away books.