1. Calm the Person
Ask the person what you can do to help.
Reassure the person that the attack will probably pass in a few minutes.
Encourage the person to take slow, even breaths.
Do not minimize the person's symptoms.
If unable to calm the person, take him or her to see a health care provider
2. Follow Up
See a health care provider if the person has had more than one panic attack.
This can lead to problems such as depression, agoraphobia (fear of open or
public spaces), or substance abuse.
The health care provider may refer the person to a mental health professional
for therapy and medication.