The Department of Economics offers the largest undergraduate major in the College of Arts and Science, providing rigorous training in micro and macroeconomics and a variety of advanced elective courses. Our . program builds on a core of economic theory and econometric methods, equipping students to conduct frontier research in the discipline. Recent graduates have been hired by prominent research universities and liberal arts colleges, leading firms in the private sector, and major policy institutions. The Graduate Program in Economic Development offers the MA degree in economics, with a focus on economic development. Since its inception in 1956, students from over 120 countries have studied in the program, many of whom have gone on to distinguished careers in public service and international organizations.
Medications such as Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) and benzodiazepines are often prescribed for the treatment of panic attacks.   However, certain medications prescribed for panic attacks can result in dependency (. benzos) and other unwanted side effects. If you are against medication or want to educate yourself about natural remedies to supplement your regular regimen, understand that panic attacks can be helped naturally through non-pharmacological treatment, cognitive-behavioral techniques, relaxation skills, herbal remedies, health-focused living, and continued education.
A variety of medical and mental-health professionals are qualified to assess and treat panic disorders. From purely medical professionals like primary-care doctors, emergency-room physicians to practitioners with mental-health training like psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers, a variety of health-care providers may be involved in the care of panic disorder sufferers. Some practitioners will administer a self-test of screening questions to people whom they suspect may be suffering from panic disorder. In addition to looking for symptoms of repeated panic attacks by asking detailed questions about the sufferer's history and conducting a mental-status examination, mental-health professionals will explore the possibility that the individual's symptoms are caused by another emotional illness instead of, or in addition to the diagnosis of panic disorder. For example, people with an addiction often experience panic attacks, but those symptom characteristics generally only occur when the person is either intoxicated or withdrawing from the substance. The practitioner will also likely ensure that a physical examination and any other appropriate medical tests have been done recently to explore whether there is any medical problem that could be contributing to the occurrence of panic attacks. That is particularly important since many medical conditions may have panic attacks as a symptom and therefore require that the underlying medical condition be treated in order to alleviate the associated anxiety. Examples of that include the need for treatment with antibiotics for infections like Lyme disease or vitamin supplements to address certain forms of anemia.