Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors for Panic Disorder
How Well It Works
SSRIs reduce the severity and number of panic attacks as well as anxiety related to anticipating a panic attack. You may start to feel better 1 to 3 weeks after you start taking an SSRI. But it can take as many as 6 to 8 weeks to see more improvement. If you have questions or concerns about your medicines, or if you do not notice any improvement by 3 weeks, talk to your doctor.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: September 7, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Lisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry