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anti anxiety drug medication

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rego
Dr. Mark Rego answered
36 years experience Psychiatry
It depends.: Anxiety comes in different types. Panic attacks, bad worrying, phobic fears etc. In fact anxiety comes with almost all psychiatric disorders in adul ... Read More
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Dr. William Holmes
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
Good Question: There is not an automatic answer to this. It really depends on the person's situation and what is needed from the medication. The most potent anti-anx ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Best: There is no best, all work similar, differ in length of time they work for, side effects, and tolerability.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Plane trip: Xanax (alprazolam) or Ativan for short trip, Valium for long trip.
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Alprazolam: I usually rx Alprazolam for short flight. I will sometimes use zolpidem if it is a long flight and the patient will require zolpidem for resetting th ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Why?: Why do you want to be sedated? Usually we try to find a medication that helps with anxiety but does not make the patient sedated. Xanax (alprazolam) ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Buspar, (buspirone) SSRI's, etc.: Buspirone (buspar) anxiolytic drug, ssri and snri antidepressant/antianxiety drugs, and Gabapentin (neurontin) mood stabilizer drug have been used for ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyn Diamond
14 years experience Clinical Psychology
SSRI: Lexapro (escitalopram) is an antidepressant (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor-ssri) used to treat depression and anxiety. It works by restoring ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hoffman
21 years experience Clinical Psychology
Natural Options: Always consult a medical professional before taking a supplement. There is evidenced that certain supplements can help with anxiety. GABA & L- ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
Effect, not power!: What you seek is effectiveness - not power. And that is not a one-answer-for-all query. It's also not always best managed in the long run by pharma. C ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
16 years experience Psychiatry
Mechanism of Action: Different anxiolytic meds target different neurotransmitter systems. 'Sedatives' usually refer to drugs that modulate GABA in some way, e.g. benzodiaz ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Prob not - brief tx.: However, as you probably know haphazard use of psychotropic medications will not be of help. If you were on the medications for longer you might have ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
There is no one best: choice for this.

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