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Is trazadone and clonazepam a good combo for depression anxiety panic attacks and insomnia?

Is trazadone and clonazepam a good combo for depression anxiety panic attacks and insomnia?

Clonazepam: Not for daily use. Absolutely not. This is setting you up for a lifetime of being medicated. Neither of these drugs are curing a problem. The underlying problem needs to be solved. ...Read more

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Anxiety (Definition)

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


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Does marijuana help with depression and anxiety?

Does marijuana help with depression and anxiety?

It may cause these: Conditions or worsen pre-existing conditions. Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, paranoia, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times ; slowed problem solving. ...Read more

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Severe panic in with Agoraphobia and GAD and health anxiety. I take high dose Xanax XR and Zoloft. Weaning from Zoloft to Prozac having extreme anxiet?

Severe panic in with Agoraphobia and GAD and health anxiety. I take high dose Xanax XR and Zoloft. Weaning from Zoloft to Prozac having extreme anxiet?

Add therapy: Certainly the medication may be adjusted as there are various choices in a situation and some people may respond better to one medication as compared to another. Therapy should probably be added to the treatment mix as there are various techniques that may be helpful in reducing your symptoms. ...Read more

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Im on Zoloft and Buspar (buspirone) and Risperdal for deeprassnt can Risperdal bi replace to remeron? For insomnia and anxiety and deeprassnt? ??

Im on Zoloft and Buspar (buspirone) and Risperdal for deeprassnt  can Risperdal bi replace to remeron? For insomnia and anxiety and deeprassnt? ??

Different rationale.: The Buspar (buspirone) is often used for anxiety but it may take time for it to work. Zoloft is an antidepressant of the SSRI class , Risperdal is an antipsychotic but is used in small doses for severe anxiety. Remeron is an atypical antidepressant and is used more to stimulate appetite or improve your sleep. Please discuss this with your doctor. He has specific reasons for the use of each drug. ...Read more

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Would a mental and substance abuse doctor perscribe Xanax (alprazolam) for axiety and panic attacks?

Would a mental and substance abuse doctor perscribe Xanax (alprazolam) for axiety and panic attacks?

See below: It also depends on how often you use the meds. My rule of thumb is that two episodes of use per week is reasonable. However, there is still a danger of igniting heavier use even with this regimen. ...Read more

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I have glaucoma, anxiety, stress, insomnia and mood disorders... Should i start smoking marijuana?

I have glaucoma, anxiety, stress, insomnia and mood disorders... Should i start smoking marijuana?

Hmm no: Talk to your eye doc about tx options. In the long run mj may worsen your anxiety & depression, altho in the short run it may feel like its helping since you stop worrying about your probs. Not dealing with issues rarely helps! mj may decrease rem sleep that is needed for good quality sleep. Who dx'd you w/ anxiety/depression? I think you should consider counseling and avoid self DX and tx! ...Read more

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Which meds are good for anger and stress anxiety?

Which meds are good for anger and stress anxiety?

There isn't a simple: Answer for your question. If you have significant problems with anxiety and stress it needs to be evaluated. There are a number of conditions that can present with these symptoms. Your diagnosis will help to determine a treatment plan to include whether medications are indicated and if so, which ones. ...Read more

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Which symptoms does sertraline help relieve for social anxiety and agoraphobia?

Which symptoms does sertraline help relieve for social anxiety and agoraphobia?

Sertraline: Sertraline can help most symptoms of anxiety and prevent panic attacks. It may also help agoraphobia, which is often associated with panic attacks. Combining sertraline (or other ssri's) with psychotherapy (especially cognitive behavioral therapy) yields the best and most long-lasting results. ...Read more

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Can feelings of depression/anxiety and panic attacks make a person develop depression and anxiety?

STRANGE: If youre already having these symptoms maybe it's time to say you have depression and anxiety! time to see a psychiatrist and do something about it. ...Read more

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Can celexa (citalopram) work better than buspirone for anxiety and panic attacks?

Possibly: Citalopram and Buspirone are both described as being effective for anxiety. The magnitude of the difference between their effects is likely small if studied formally in a research setting although my experience with both is that i would predict someone would experience more comprehensive reduction in the severity of their anxiety and panic attacks in the context of citalopram treatment. ...Read more

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Problem sleeping abrupt waking up with panic attacks? Non heart side chest pain. And now a sore throat. Family history of panic and OCD and depression

Problem sleeping abrupt waking up with panic attacks? Non heart side chest pain. And now a sore throat. Family history of panic and OCD and depression

You could have: Panic attacks, sleep apnea, post traumatic stress disorder or other issues. You described chest pain ; pressure as sxs and depression as a condition. This warrants a through evaluation. Both psychiatric evaluation and sleep medicine evaluation are likely warranted. Polysomnogram (sleep study) may be indicated. ...Read more

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Does Hydroxyzine help with stress, anxiety, and panic attacks?

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Does Hydroxyzine help with stress, anxiety, and panic attacks?

Yes and also therapy: Yes this can help in the short run but some counseling around anxiety management would be best for long term treatment ...Read more

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Can Xanax alprazolam also help with depression as well as anxiety and panic disorder?

Can Xanax  alprazolam also help with depression as well as anxiety and panic disorder?

Maybe, but danger: Upjohn originally proposed xanax (alprazolam) in the 1970's as an antidepressant, showing effectiveness like tricyclics. The fda only allowed it as an anti-anxiety agent "that doesn't cause depression" [like others do]. It's a benzodiazepine; it may have some antidepressant effects but isn't effective alone. Induces dependency very easily and is hard to get off of. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22786504. ...Read more

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Can anti depressants and medicine for anxiety really work?

Yes, but they are...: Yes, but they are not a cure all. Most studies recommend a combination of medication & psychotherapy. Since I am a psychologist, unless the depression is very severe & the person is suicidal or the anxiety is debilitating, i start with psychotherapy & refer for medication if it is needed later. The meds may take the edge off & allow the person to take better advantage of the psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Are adderal and Zoloft (sertraline) daily a good combination for for my add and my panic attacks?

Are adderal and Zoloft (sertraline) daily a good combination for for my add and my panic attacks?

No: In my opinion, Adderall could make anxiety worse, much worse in fact as anxiety is a common side effect of Adderall as well as all other stimulant medications like ritalin (methylphenidate). You may be much better off with a non-stimulant medication for add such as straterra. You must take the straterra with food to avoid stomach upset. Good question. ...Read more

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Can i take Lexapro (escitalopram) for social anxiety and mild depression?

Can i take Lexapro (escitalopram) for social anxiety and mild depression?

Sure: It may be very helpful for both - the best option is to combine that with talking therapy (such as cognitive behavioral therapy). ...Read more

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Do strattera (atomoxetine) help with anxiety and depression ??

Do strattera (atomoxetine) help with anxiety and depression ??

No since: it has never been found to be effective nor indicated for bona fide depression or anxiety. It was originally developed as an antidepressant but instead was found to have a a somewhat better effect on increasing focus with most common side effects related to mechanism of action of increasing norepinephrine (noradrenaline) levels eg palpitations, hot flashes, headaches. ...Read more