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Explains anxiety and panic attacks, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.
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The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
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helpline: 08449 67 48 48 (10am–10pm) nopanic.org.uk Provides a helpline, step-by-step programmes, and support for those with anxiety disorders.
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