How to cope with panic attacks during exams?
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I have panic disorder. My panic attacks happen precisely in closed spaces, like classrooms. I KNOW I will have a panic attack during my exams since I’ll have to be closed in a classroom 3 hours without permission to leave, in a hot place full of people.
What to do? I’m thinking of taking meds but then I’ll be VERY sleepy and not able to focus, plus meds make me sleepy but they don’t take the panic attacks away!
Answer by Sage
If your panic disorder is medically verified you can get accomodations for your condition during exams. It’s the law (at least in the US). They would have to provide breaks & etc. It’s just how it is.
If your panic disorder is not medically verified you have less options available to you. You already know you cannot take the drugs. This is something you already answered in your own post. You will have to work on techniques to cope with your condition if this is the case. I would suggest researching various stress management techniques. No one is saying it’s not difficult, but without a formal diagnosis/medical verification you are on your own.
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