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Will escitalopram help social anxiety ocd and HIV phobia??

Will escitalopram help social anxiety ocd and HIV phobia??

Escitalopram: Escitalopram is an oral drug that is used for treating depression and generalized anxiety disorder. It may be helpful to you if combined with intensive care from a mental health care professional, but may not be fully effective if taken just as a substitute for complete care. Best wishes. ...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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Can methylphenidate help for anxiety?

Can methylphenidate help for anxiety?

Usually no: For most people methylphenidate increases anxiety. For some people with adhd who have difficulties because of their condition methylphenidate helps control the adhd symptoms and so they feel less anxious but anxiety reduction is not the primary effect. ...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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Is faverin for OCD effective also for social anxiety and depression ?

Is faverin for OCD effective also for social anxiety and depression ?

Yes it can be: Faverin = fluvoxamine, an antidepressant which also has significant anti-anxiety attributes. Like most ssri's, it may cause GI side effects such as nausea and diarrhea. These may dissipate in the first weeks of use. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20238342 and http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/18568110. ...Read more

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Can ADHD medication help with depression and anxiety?

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Can ADHD medication help with depression and anxiety?

ADHD med's.: Some stimulants of the amphetamine group have been used for depression if other medications are not tolerated, but not for anxiety. Few others such as Clonidine can sometimes be used for anxiety but cause lowering of blood pressure. ...Read more

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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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Does wellbutrin (bupropion) help social anxiety and ocd?

Does wellbutrin (bupropion) help social anxiety and ocd?

No, not so much: Wellbutrin (bupropion) does not have much in the way of anti-anxiety or anti obsessional effects. Other medications, often ssri antidepressants work much better for this. Psychiatrists can help you find a helpful one -- evaluation first, though! ...Read more

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Recommendations for help with borderline personality and panic anxiety disorder?

Recommendations for help with borderline personality and panic anxiety disorder?

Different types.: For borderline personality disorders, a specific therapy called dialectic behavioral therapy is very effective. For panic and anxiety disorders, cognitive and behavioral therapy are effective. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best antidepressants for ocd, anxiety and depression?

Please recommend the best antidepressants for ocd, anxiety and depression?

Best 4 You or 4 Me?: It sounds like you are asking for antidepressants that would treat someone diagnosed w/ all three - w/ ocd, anxiety ; depression. But even if you were asking for ones recommended for each of these conditions separately, keep in mind that what is "best" for one person may not be "best" for another. It might be a bit like asking about the best brand of jeans for people in brookline who are age 37. ...Read more

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Help with anxiety depression and insomnia?

Help with anxiety depression and insomnia?

Need more info: i would need to know more about your symptoms, if you are on medication, if you are in therapy.... ...Read more

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How do anxiety medications help with anxiety?

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How do anxiety medications help with anxiety?

Anxiety: Anxiolytics lower adrenaline and stimulate gaba receptors in brain, both leading to calming down effect. ...Read more

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Please describe a good medication for panic disorder and social anxiety?

Please describe a good medication for panic disorder and social anxiety?

A lot: There are so many medications that can be used to treat panic disorder and social anxiety disorder. Your psychiatrist or pcp should be able to determine which medication will be best for you based on your symptoms and other medical conditions. ...Read more

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Brintellix can work for panic social anxiety in general anxiety?

Quite possibly: Brintellix (Vortioxetine) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor with an FDA indication for Major Depressive Disorder. It could be tried off- label for anxiety disorders. I have not personally prescribed this medication. ...Read more

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What are doctor-recommended strategies overcome anxiety and depression?

Exercise : One way to help chronic anxiety and depression is to exercise for one hour a day six days a week. Moderate continuous exercise such as power walking is a good method. But it must be for at hour and for six days a week. ...Read more

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Is online CBT effective with social anxiety and ocd?

Social Anxiety, OCD: Social Anxiety and OCD can affect our social relationships and enjoyment. With strong desire to change, Online Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) can help to solve current problems, and change unhelpful thinking and behavior. If problems are deep-rooted, severe, disabling and chronic, see Psychiatrist for Therapy and Medication. ...Read more

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What sssri for social phobia and agoraphobia?

What sssri for social phobia  and agoraphobia?

Meds: Anxiety meds are anxiety meds. It doesn't really matter what type of anxiety we are talking about be at social or any other type. There is no one single medication that is best for anxiety. Finding the medication that's right for the patient is often a Time consuming matter of trial and error. This means finding the right medicationfor the right patient, taken in the right dosage. ...Read more

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Please help me with fibromyalgia ptsd bipolar and high anxiety?

This is complex &: The sxs from one condition will intertwine with the others. To treat ptsd & bipolar disorder well- your provider needs a fair amount of experience. Recommend that be your priority. The anxiety is part of your ptsd. Fibromyalgia is associated with depression. It is likely to show some improvement as your psychiatric conditions improve. Aggressive treatment of insomnia is crucial. Take care. ...Read more

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Could fluoxetine work for social anxiety?

Could fluoxetine work for social anxiety?

Helpful: Various SSRIs can help with depression and anxiety, although it best to also see a therapist with expertise in treating social anxiety. ...Read more

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