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can risperdal be used to treat anxiety disorders due to its sedating effects?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Risperdal: Use for anxiety/agitation is off-label & should be done with reservations, due to long-term side-effects.

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How many types of anxiety disorders in the world?

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Can anxiety medication cause nightmares?

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It depends: It depends what kind of medication you are taking. Seroquel (quetiapine) is sometimes used to treat anxiety and it is known to cause bizarre dreams and nightmares. Talk to your doctor about what you are experiencing and have your medications evaluated. Some nightmares might be due to anxiety and more medication might be needed instead of less. More information is needed to make the right decision.
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Can change in food habit affect my anxiety disorder?

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A 42-year-old female asked:

I have been taking 20mg of proprananol for a week and a half for anxiety. Yesterday was the 1st. Day I haven't took any is it ok to do this.?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Inderal (propranolol): 20 mg. Is a low dose. Not sure how many times a day it is prescribed, but as long as you had no problems with your blood pressure, skipping one dose should be ok. Inform your doctor if any symptoms occur.

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