A 29-year-old female asked:
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i have been diagnosed with gad for 10yrs now i take 10mg of lexapro which helps reduce my anxiety but does not generally help with my panic attacks. i have been using xanax throughout my years of having gad but my doctor won't prescribe it to me long term

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Dr. John Gaffney
24 years experience Psychiatry
Lexapro (escitalopram): Generally, I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy (or some other related type) as an adjunct to almost every treatment I prescribe. In panic disorder, this really helps prevent the panic attacks before they begin. When absolutely necessary, I've also found Klonopin to be a bit more helpful than Xanax (alprazolam). So, maybe discuss those options with ur psychiatrist. Hope that helps!
Answered on Mar 17, 2017
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