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Does Xanax (alprazolam) work for panic disorder?

Does Xanax (alprazolam) work  for panic disorder?

Xanax (alprazolam): Like other benzodiazepines, xanax (alprazolam) works to block panic attacks, very potent, but long-term use leads to tolerance, and difficvulty coming off of it. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Alprazolam (Definition)

Alprazolam is a short acting benzodiazepine, it does not last long in the system . So when used regularly with multiple doses to treat anxiety, it is associated with inter-dose withdrawal, tolerance and a resulting increase level of baseline anxiety. So in anxiety clinics, we use it only in cases of " flight , dentist or other infrequent anxieties, ...Read more


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Does drug therapy work for anxiety disorders?

Does drug therapy work for anxiety disorders?

Yes: Both psychotherapy and medications can help people with anxiety disorders. Some people benefit from one or both of these types of treatment more than the other. Anxiety disorders tend to be fairly chronic for many people and so it is important to look for long term solutions. ...Read more

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How does Escitalopram work for assisting anxiety ocd and paranoia?

How does Escitalopram work for assisting anxiety ocd and paranoia?

Escitalopram: Escitalopram is a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI). It affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression or anxiety. Escitalopram is used to treat Major depressive disorder and Anxiety. It is not a medication to treat Paranoia or specific medication for OCD. See Psychiatrist for establishing your Diagnosis, then discuss Medications and Therapy ...Read more

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In studies what works better for gad panic disorder and phobias clonazepam or xanex xr?

In studies what works better for gad panic disorder and phobias clonazepam or xanex xr?

My opinion : I prefer ssris. The medicines you listed unfortunately my opinion might be a bit too habit forming. Those can be used as adjuncts. But the maintenance medicine would be encouraged. ...Read more

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Does bisoprolol work for anxiety?

Does bisoprolol work for anxiety?

Bisoprolol: It is used for treatment of hypertension. It was not well tested for anxiety treatment. It was shown that bisoprolol could cause anxiety as a central nervous system's side effect. ...Read more

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How effectively does lorazepam work for agoraphobia w/o panic?

How effectively does lorazepam work for agoraphobia w/o panic?

It helps but...: For short periods, it can help, but for agoraphobia, if your outside, you may find yourself needing more and more and becoming addicted and dependent. Ssris and other antidepressants can be helpful for agoraphobia, and are not habit forming. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be helpful as well for a psychotherapeutic treatment of agoraphobia. ...Read more

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Is Xanax (alprazolam) or klonopin best for anxiety n panic attacks?

Is Xanax (alprazolam) or klonopin best for anxiety n panic attacks?

Generally: ... The shorter the effect, the more addictive the compound is. Klonopin has a longer effect than xanax (alprazolam). ...Read more

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How effectively does Zoloft (sertraline) work for anxiety disorders linking to depression?

How effectively does Zoloft (sertraline) work for anxiety disorders linking to depression?

Can help: Zoloft (sertraline) is in the ssri family which can help with both depression and anxiety. Individuals respond to medication differently so if it is not effective, another medication in the same or different family could help. ...Read more

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Does d-cycloserine work for social anxiety?

Does  d-cycloserine work for social anxiety?

Yes, it could help: There is an opinion that dsc could help with fear extinction, reducing that fear, anxiety which prevents you from social engagements. Also it could enhance the effect of cbt (cognitive behavioral therapy) and has an ability to make positive social experience to stay longer in your memory. ...Read more

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Does htp work for social anxiety?

5 HTP: 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-htp) is decarboxylated to serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine or 5-ht). It is reported to help with anxiety. I don't know about social anxiety disorder in specific. Have you considered seeing a psychiatrist/ psychologist to get a better handle on this? ...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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How do anxiety and an anxiety disorder differ?

How do anxiety and an anxiety disorder differ?

Anxiety is a mood: ; an anxiety disorder is a condition. It causes impairment ; effects quality of life. Anxiety symptoms can include feeling nervous or irritable, muscle tension (especially in neck, shoulders ; back), poor quality or minimal sleep, lack of concentration ; easy fatiguability. Lump in throat or butterfly in stomach sensation can occur. ...Read more

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Can xanex work for anxiety?

Can xanex work for anxiety?

Yes but be careful: It can, but it's good not to become dependent on this medicine. Should only be used for short periods like 2 weeks, then if still anxious important to enter psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Does diphenhydramine work for stress, and anxiety?

Does diphenhydramine work for stress, and anxiety?

Maybe: But it is not meant for stress or anxiety, it cause some sedation, hence the feeling of relaxation, but loses this effect fast due to tolerance, ...Read more

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Why does adderall work better than vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) for some people. Is propanolol appropiate for anxiety? How does nuvigil work? Can trazadone be used for sle

Why does adderall work better than vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) for some people. Is propanolol appropiate for anxiety? How does nuvigil work? Can trazadone be used for sle

Many answers: 1. No one knows why adderal works better than Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) for some patients. 2. Yes, propanol is appropriate for stage fright or performance anxiety, test anxiety etc. Any anxiety that is caused by a panic response. 3. The mechanism of action of Nuvigil is not known, it promotes wakefulness. 4. Yes, trazodone can be used for sleep in specific circumstances and after consultation with a physician. ...Read more

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Does ECT work for Schizoaffective disorder?

Does ECT work for Schizoaffective disorder?

Yes: ECT is used to treat both depression and mania when medication treatments are not working. It has also been shown to be beneficial in schizophrenia when the psychosis is not responding to medications. ...Read more

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Does hypnosis work for anxietyk?

Does hypnosis work for anxietyk?

Yes..: But you have to be sensitive to the treatment. Not everybody gets hypnotized deep enough to respond in the desirable way. Is better to identify the cause of the anxiety and see a psychologist or a counselor or a medical doctor. ...Read more

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Panic (Definition)

Panic is a psychological and somatic state of anxiety usually involving extreme fear, characterized by symptoms such as shortness of breath, rapid pounding heartbeat, sometimes dizziness or light-headedness, tunnel vision, a sense of unreality, and a feeling of needing to escape from ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Panic Disorder (Definition)

Panic disorder includes recurrent and unexpected panic attacks accompanied by fear of having additional panic attacks. Common symptoms of a panic attack can include increased heart rate, sweating, difficulty breathing, rapid thoughts ...Read more