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is l theanine effective for anxiety

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Complex situation : I don't know what dose of Lorazepam you are on or how long you've been on it. I would not however utilize l-theanine as a substitute for lorazepam. Yo ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Chamomile is: Gentle ; can be helpful. Some animal studies have shown that theanine produces dopamine. Dopamine can make a person feel improved. I am not famil ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
See below: New research indicates there are advantages to using kava to treat anxiety, rather than pharmaceutical drugs. A trial of 60 people with chronic level ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Dosage: You may take 200-250 mg per dose or in your case upto 500 mg per day.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Yes, sertraline can help with anxiety. Your psychiatrist can evaluate and work with you to arrive at the best regimen, though. It is usually best to ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Probably not: This has been studied, and 5-htp, the precursor for serotonin, is sold in healthfood stores for this purpose. The idea is to flood the body and brain ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Miller
47 years experience in Psychiatry
Possibly: Hydroxyzine is modestly helpful for anxiety. However one of the ssri meds (liek zoloft (sertraline) or lexapro) has more longterm benefit and safety.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
I don't believe it : Is used specifically for anxiety. Rhodiola rosea is considered an adaptogen. This means it can aid the body's resistance in general. It is reported t ... Read More
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Dr. Erin Brennan
8 years experience in General Practice
No: Gabapentin is indicated for seizures, painful nerve diseases, restless leg syndrome, and hot flashes. First line therapy for general anxiety is eithe ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Inositol: Is a supplement found to be of some benefits for hair & cholesterol, eyes & skin. I am not aware of its use for severe anxiety & doubt it has benefits ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Anxiety: Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive behavioral therapy or psychotherapy can be quite effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Patterson
48 years experience in Psychiatry
Cymbalta (duloxetine) can calm: Cymbalta (duloxetine) is fda approved for the treatment of anxiety in adults and in my experience it is quite effective.
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
37 years experience in Orthodontics
Considered effective: But with all meds, there is a potential downside. Sexual dysfunction amongst the most often cited, bit also high blood pressure, headache, agitation, ... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Rhodiola: This is an Herb to boost energy. Also called Roseroot. There is no evidence that it helps depression.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Anxiety: Valerian is good supplement, but not as potent as klonopin (clonazepam).
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Forster
35 years experience in Psychiatry
Not the best: Generally psychiatrists would not use wellbutrin (bupropion) for anxiety. It can be slightly activating (cause jitteriness) early on and there isn't g ... Read More
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A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Not in my practice: Gabapentin has not been shown to be as effective as standard medication treatments for anxiety in my experience. I have found that higher doses of ss ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
43 years experience in Psychiatry
Safe, yes: Helpful? Probably not.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes it can be: In hypnosis, you're focusing very intensely on the hypnotist's voice & suggestions, screening out other things. It can be like getting involved in an ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
18 years experience in Psychiatry
Tryptophan: Tryptophan is an Amino Acid that can be bought over-the-counter without prescription and helps some people with sleep. It is in high content in some f ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marthalee Walden
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Usually : Risperdal can help with anxiety. However, it is not a benign medication. It must only be used with doctor supervision.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
No single best: Just like there is no best single drug for anxiety, there is no single best herb. We are all unique biochemically and a drug or herb that might work g ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
And the rest?: The biggest risk is Buspar (buspirone) and Sertraline for Serotonin Syndrome. The others all have at least a warning to watch for effects of dizziness ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Hsiao
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Depends: Prazosin is a blood pressure medicine but has been shown in some treatment trials to improve nightmares associated w/ ptsd (post-traumatic stress diso ... Read More
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