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Doctor insights on: Lexapro For Generalized Anxiety Disorder

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Is Buspar (buspirone) good for generalised anxiety disorder.

Is Buspar (buspirone) good for generalised anxiety disorder.

Buspar (buspirone): Buspar (Buspirone) is an anxiolytic medication. It is in a class of medications called azapirones. It is FDA indicated for Generalized Anxiety Disorder but may be used off-label to treat other forms of anxiety. ...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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Is remeron (mirtazapine) used for Generalised Anxiety Disorder. Thanks?

Is remeron (mirtazapine) used for Generalised Anxiety Disorder. Thanks?

Not quite: Mirtazepine is a very useful antidepressant that is also helpful for insomnia, especially secondary to a depressive disorder. Sometimes, some doctros prescribe it to enhance the deep (restful) phase of sleep. However it is not known for its effcacy to relief anxiety, except as secondary to a clinical depression. Depending clinical presentation, Alprazolam or Paroxetine are more suited for anxiety ...Read more

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Lexapro (escitalopram) or remeron for Generalised anxiety disorder,Which is best please?

Generalized Anxiety: Thank you for informing about diazepam 8mg daily, Lexapro 10mg and Remeron. Lexapro and Remeron are not specific medications for treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Therapy with Medication is more beneficial. Discuss with a Psychiatrist: •Medication interaction of Lexapro, Remeron and Diazepam. •Use of Ativan, Xanax, Klonopin or Serax for GAD and ongoing monitoring for Tolerance •Therapy ...Read more

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What is a good medication for severe social anxiety disorder and generalized anxiety disorder(gad)?

What is a good medication for severe social anxiety disorder and generalized anxiety disorder(gad)?

Monitoring is key: Probably the best are the ones that are prescribed and monitored by a physician. These medications that are the best in some cases can be the worst if they are taken incorrectly. There are pro's and con's to all of them. If you are considering anxiety medication your doctor will take into account your personal history and needs and try to find the one that is best for you. ...Read more

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Tryptizol or remeron (mirtazapine) for generalised anxiety didorder. Thanks?

Tryptizol or remeron (mirtazapine) for generalised anxiety didorder. Thanks?

Medication effects: Thank you for informing about headache and, taking Remeron, Diazepam and Lexapro (escitalopram). Using Remeron or Tryptizol with Lexapro (escitalopram) can increase the risk of a rare but serious condition -Serotonin Syndrome. Lexapro (escitalopram), Valium, Tryptizol and stress can cause anxiety. See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Medication benefits and side effects, dose ; and Therapy for stress in your life. Do Breathing Relaxation, Yoga. ...Read more

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Can major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder be cured?

Can major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder be cured?

All at once or: All at once, or one at a time? Those are 3 major disorders and there are many types of each of them. So the answer is yes, and no. It depends on which disorder and how much of a physiological component there is in each illness. You can not cure diabetes, but you can learn to control it. That is true of many psychological disorders as well. ...Read more

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Is Lexapro (escitalopram) better than Prozac for anxiety disorder?

Is Lexapro (escitalopram)  better than Prozac  for anxiety disorder?

Hard to say....: Neither one is actually "better". What matters is simply how you tolerate each one and which one works better for you. That's all. ...Read more

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I've depression + manic episodes postnatal depression generalised anxiety which meds best fluoxetine quetipine olanzapine or mirtazapine?

I've depression + manic episodes postnatal depression generalised anxiety which meds best fluoxetine quetipine olanzapine or mirtazapine?

PostNatal Depression: Because patients' responses to these drugs, singly or in combination, are varied and dependent on each patient's specific condition, it is best to defer to your managing physician who will monitor your condition and response to treatment closely and titrate the doses of these drugs accordingly for optimum effect. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can OCD and major depression disorder treated with Prozac (fluoxetine) and Lorazepam, cause halucinations?

Can OCD and major depression disorder treated with Prozac (fluoxetine) and Lorazepam, cause halucinations?

NOT USUALLY: Hallucinations are typically an indication of a psychotic process or maybe less serious if it happens upon falling asleep or waking up. OCD does not involve hallucinations as a symptom. Antidepressants do not typically cause hallucinations either. If the is some connection then the diagnosis may need to be reconsider like possibly bipolar disorder. Speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is generalized anxiety disorder a mental disease?

Is generalized anxiety disorder a mental disease?

Yes.: Generalized anxiety disorder refers to a persistent pattern of worrying about a variety of real or imagined possible bad events that can occur to the point that it interferes with day-to-day functioning. It is quite common, often runs in families, and can be surprisingly debilitating. It also it quite responsive to various treatments, both talk therapies and medications. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) be used for obsessive compulsive personality disorder?

Can Zoloft (sertraline) be used for obsessive compulsive personality disorder?

Antidepressants: can be used to treat OCD. Which one may work best for you is something you and your doc can work on together. See "The Boy Who Couldn't Stop Washing" by Rappaport if you have not read it. It's an oldie but goodie. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is risperdal off label effective for depression anxiety disorders?

Is risperdal off label effective for depression anxiety disorders?

Not by itself: Risperdal is an antipsychotic medication, usually used for people with hallucinations, delusions, paranoia, thought disorder, etc. When someone's depression has psychotic features like these, medications like Risperdal can be added to an antidepressant. In some cases, it can also be used to "augment" antidepressant treatment in non-psychotic depression with anxiety -- but usually not by itself. ...Read more

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Is 20mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) a high dose for Generalised Anxiety Disorder. Thanks?

Is 20mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) a high dose for Generalised Anxiety Disorder. Thanks?

No: Each person is different; but as a generalization, 20 mg is either average or perhaps slightly low. ...Read more

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Abilify (aripiprazole) or Effexor for major depressive disorder. Which is better?

Abilify (aripiprazole) or Effexor for major depressive disorder. Which is better?

Completely different: Effexor is directly an antidepressant, and is fda indicated for this disorder & generalized anxiety, etc. Abilify (aripiprazole) is an antipsychotic, but is also sometimes used to augment antidepressant effect. If you have bipolar depression, being on an antidepressant alone is unwise due to possible triggering of hypomania or mania. In manic situations, Abilify (aripiprazole) may be used to contain these symptoms. ...Read more

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Can I have obsessive-compulsive disorder, major depressive disorder, borderline personality disorder and generalized anxiety disorder?

Can I have obsessive-compulsive disorder, major depressive disorder, borderline personality disorder and generalized anxiety disorder?

Theoretically yes,: but unlikely. The symptom most likely, most common to these four is anxiety, so start there. Go to a clinician and answer a lot of questions about your history and symptoms. This will fine-tune your understanding of what's going on. Treatment follows from that... ...Read more

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What is generalized anxiety disorder?

GAD: Or generalized anxiety disorder is a persistent pattern of anxiety/worry about a number of things for at least 6 months. It involves feeling restless or keyed up, easy fatiguability, trouble concentrating, irritability, muscle tension and/or sleep distturbance. These anxieties cause significant distress or impairment in functioning. ...Read more

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How are social anxiety and generalized anxiety disorders different?

Differences: Symptoms of a social anxiety disorder can including being worried about being judged by others or doing something to embarrass yourself around others. You could turn pink, sweat, tremble, suddenly find it hard to talk or make eye contact or have a shaky voice. You might avoid doing things w people so that you don't do something embarrassing ; you likely make an effort to never be the center of >. ...Read more

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I have obsessive-compulsive disorder and major depressive disorder. Can I have generalized anxiety disorder too?

I have obsessive-compulsive disorder and major depressive disorder. Can I have generalized anxiety disorder too?

YES: Yes- you can also have a generalized aniety disorder- consult with BOTH your psychiateist and psychologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety Disorder (Definition)

A mental health disorder characterized by feelings of worry, anxiety, or fear that are strong enough to interfere ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Generalized Anxiety Disorder (Definition)

A condition characterized by severe, ongoing anxiety that ...Read more