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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Welsh
18 years experience Clinical Psychology
Psychiatrist: If you are concerned about several different issues, it is a good idea to speak with a psychiatrist about your medications. Stimulant meds are most of ... Read More
Dr. William Harris
33 years experience Family Medicine
Several: It depends on the age of the patient. I'm assuming that you are over 18 here. Zoloft, paxil, (paroxetine) and Lexapro work well for anxiety. Ritalin ( ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Tea/Theanine: There is a component in tea called theanine that relaxes a person and at the same time sharpens his or her focus. It's not the same for herbal teas e ... Read More
Dr. Linda Kondilis
9 years experience Clinical Psychology
Caffeine: Avoid tea with caffeine if you're trying to reduce anxiety.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Anxiety: Not sure what medications you been on but i would follow your doctors recommendation since he will monitor your progress.
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Dr. John Moranville
36 years experience Psychiatry
Agree: If you are bipolar, then much of the anxiety is related to mood instability. Depakote is a mood stabilizer and will indirectly decrease anxiety by sta ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
22 years experience Psychiatry
Help available: There are some medications that can help. Talk to your doctor about which ones are right for you.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Younus
31 years experience Psychiatry
Try SSRIs : Psychosomatic illness responds to ssris better. Anxious brain does a lot of things to your body.
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
36 years experience Neurology
Well....: Best check with your doctor. Antihistaminic and anticolinergic side effects may be problematic depending on status of health and other medications tak ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Abilify (aripiprazole)?: It looks like you might be asking about abilify (aripiprazole)? This is a newer antipsychotic medicine that can sometimes be used to augment antidepr ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Various: Depending on the type of anxiety and possible accompanying conditions, the main ones being used now are ssri antidepressants such as lexapro, celexa, ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Medications: Can effect neurotransmitters (chemicals in the brain) that reduce anxiety. However, would really encourage the person who is anxious also get non-medi ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder answered
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Close eyes, breathe : There are many threats to health and well-being. In addition to cancer and heart disease, these risks include working, driving, falling--the list goes ... Read More
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