Let her come to you on her own time when she is ready to open up about her condition.
Try to be there to listen as she shares in her progress, symptoms, struggles, and setbacks.
But, this is, likely, to worsen feelings of anxiety, shame and embarrassment, leading to concealment of symptoms and hindering recovery.
Understand that there are many treatment options available for your loved one with panic disorder.
No single treatment method is right forever person.
If you have never had recurring panic attacks, it may be hard to understand the difficulties your friend or loved one is going through.
In order to be a good support person, it is important that you understand the many complexities of panic disorder and agoraphobia.
The fear an agoraphobic experiences is not just nervousness or feeling a little anxious.It is part of a biological and psychological process that is far beyond these limits and is often life-changing. You can gather information from reputable websites, educational and self-help books, and brochures from a therapist's or doctor's office.Your increased knowledge can help improve your communication with your loved one.To be a good support person, the panic and agoraphobia sufferer must be able to feel an alliance with you.He or she must trust that you will accommodate his or her limitations without judgment.If you’re out with your friend or loved one in his or her fearful world, he or she must know that you can, and will, provide the assistance he or she needs without question.