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Paradoxical anxiety

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samyukta Mullangi
6 years experience Dermatology
Arises inversely: Paradoxical anxiety is anxiety arising from use of methods or techniques which are normally used to reduce anxiety, such as cognitive behavioral thera ... Read More
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Dr. David Schleimer
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Opposite reaction: Paradoxical anxiety usually is referred to as the anxiety one experiences as a side effect of a medication whose purpose is to reduce anxiety.

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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
29 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: If you have never been on Celexa or similar medications, you may be initially more sensitive to potential side effects. You mention you started a wee ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol intoxication: This depends on the level of alcohol in the blood. At less than 100 mg/dl level, there is impaired coordination & euphoria. At higher levels, there is ... Read More
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Response to alcohol: Interesting question. I agree with dr. Ali about the differential effects of alcohol depending on quantity consumed. However, i've also had patients ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
Tough question: Switch to another psychostimulant or reduce the dose to start. Sometimes selective beta blockers can be added (naldolol, metoprolol). Low dose trazado ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Wheezing: Wheezing, chest tightness and shortness of breath are the symptoms of paradoxical bronchospasm that occurs after use of an inhaler.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Not likely: It's possible, but not likely. If it's not clear that the previous experience was based on valium alone, it is more possible. Having taken another d ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Stop: If you gad no response or if you had a paradoxical response then this medicine is not for you. It would be better to try another technique or approac ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
It may happen AGAIN: Some people simply do have paradoxical agitation with benzos, period. This will happen every time they use a benzo. If the benzo is taken along with ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
High tolerance: You ; your contacts must have high tolerance for benzodiazepines or other related drugs/substances like alcohol. People with high tolerance to alcoho ... Read More
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Dr. David Reynoso
8 years experience Infectious Disease
Apparent worsening: it can happen up to a couple of weeks after starting therapy for active tuberculosis, with some worsening fever, chills, cough or chest pain, dependin ... Read More

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