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Flippin, AR
A 19-year-old male asked:

I am prescribed klonopin for anxiety. it is not doing anything for me. i've even up'd my dosage through a doc. would ativan or xanax (alprazolam) help better?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Not necessarily.: Although your dr could do a trial on a different benzodiazapine. I don't see any non-medication treatments listed - it is very important. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep /night ; good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies ; 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong ; progressive muscle relaxation.
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