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What drug would you recommend for very severe anxiety?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

SSRI's: or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are a good class of medications for anxiety.

Answered 7/7/2014

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Antianxiety: Ativan (lorazepam) is an effective antianxiety medication, but your physician may prefer to prescribe counseling and stress management therapy.

Answered 7/7/2014

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PCP-Psych: There are many medications in the market for anxiety hoerver you must be evalated for the cause and severety of your anxiety. Ansyolitics medications are very serious and at time addicted medications therefore see your PCP and be evaluated for treatment or psychological referral depending of the severety of your symptons.

Answered 1/30/2015

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Dr. Alan Ali answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Severe anxiety: I noticed you are taking Antihistamine, which can work for mild anxiety. Talk with your doctor about other alternatives, such as SSRIs & Benzos, depending on symptoms.

Answered 4/2/2015

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