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Antidepressants Not Helping My Anxiety
It's not the only tx: Have you tried cognitive behavioral therapy? Behavior modification? Individual psychotherapy? Group psychotherapy? Qi gong? Tai chi? Acupuncture? Acupressure? Homeopathy? Meditation? Yoga? Exercise program? Breathing exercises? Progressive muscle relaxation? Don't just rely on meds to get rid of your symptoms. Take an active and aggressive role in eliminating your anxiety ! ...Read more
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
No matter what antidepressant I am put on they don't agree with me.I suffer with mild anxiety.Why does this happen.And what drug is best, thanks?
It can be: It can be yes. It can also be the anti-depressant was treating the anxiety disorder which has now re-emerged. Two weeks is what the publications generally state, however, genetic variances in metabolic rates and medication responsiveness can shorten or lengthen that period for a few people. Please see a psychiatrist for help! The discontinuation syndrome can be avoided! ...Read more
How many yrs do it take for an antidepressant to stop working? I am really worried because I am in my 20 's now and taking it for anxiety.
Perhaps: Some antidepressants reduce anxiety, but work best in conjunction with learning how to recognize & manage anxiety through both thought change and physical management (i.e.Exercise). For example, Paxil is commonly prescribed for social anxiety, but works best when combined with cognitive behavioral therapy. Medicine is great but, anxiety lessens most when we know how to control it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: What have become known as antidepressants are also used as first line treatment of anxiety disorders. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs; ie, sertraline, paroxetine) and serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs; ie, venlafaxine), as well as wellbutrin are often prescribed. For more info: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/711111 ...Read more
Why do drs.Always perscribe antidepressants for anxiety and other issues someone may have?&wat nxt if don't help relive4ur particular problem?
Anxiety: Most doctors prescribe ssris based on research data & their own experience, at least initially. If limited response, several add-on options are available depending on anxiety type, such as clonidine, vistaril, inderal, trileptal, etc. If that fails, changing from augmentation to switching is an option. Keep in mind that medications are only part of tx, which should include behavior therapy, counse. ...Read more
I have tried many antidepressants for anxiety disorder. Which have you had the most success with?
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