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Can anxiety be treated with medication What medications are used to treat anxiety disorders and depression ?

Can anxiety be treated with medication What medications are used to treat anxiety disorders and depression ?

Yes: See you are on Zoloft and atarax. Zoloft can be used for both depression and anxiety. It is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). Other SSRI's include Lexapro, celesta, Prozac, paxil, (paroxetine) luvox. Serotonin Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors like Cymbalta can also be used. The atarax can help to quell anxiety. This is not a total list. I have not touched on benzodiazapines (anxiety). ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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 citalopram be used to treat social anxiety disorder?

It often is: Although it's first intended use is for major depression, it (like many or most psychotropic drugs) is used off-label for other conditions. My bias, particularly in this case - social anxiety disorder - is at least to include if not primarily use talk therapy. Learning how to manage the problem provides lifetime benefits w/out side effects. A pill only works when you take it. You're the same. ...Read more

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Which medicines are used to treat bipolar disorder?

Which medicines are used to treat bipolar disorder?

Bipolar D/O Tx: Meds fall into classes of mood stabilizers (Lithium?/ anticonvulsants like valproic acid, divalproex or lamotrigine) & atypical antipsychotics (Quetiapine, aripiprazole, olanzapine or risperidone). Other tx: psychoeducation, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychotherapy & family or group therapy. Refractory cases- Transcranial magnetic stimulation or electroconvulsive therapy. ...Read more

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What other medications are there to treat anxiety disorders besides ssris?

What other medications are there to treat anxiety disorders besides ssris?

Anxiety: There is also so called class of snris, including venlafaxine, desvenlavaxine and duloxetine. For severe anxiety, benzodiazepines like Alprazolam and others may help. There is also a medication called Buspirone which may also be used for treatment of anxiety disorders. ...Read more

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Can chiropractic neurologists treat psychotic disorders?

Can chiropractic neurologists treat psychotic disorders?

Definition: A neurologist is an expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of nervous system disorders, requiring the graduation from an accredited medical school, and at least 4 post graduate years of training in diseases of the nervous system. Neurologists have some training in psychiatry, but for psychosis, it is best to have a psychiatrist involved. ...Read more

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Is ativan (lorazepam) useful to treat symptoms of anxiety disorders?

Is ativan (lorazepam) useful to treat symptoms of anxiety disorders?

Yes: Ativan is in a family of medications called benzodiazepenes, which also includes valium, xanax, (alprazolam) and klonipin. Benzodiazepenes are commonly used to treat anxiety disorders, but some caution should be used as benzodiazepenes do carry some potential to be habit forming, can cause rebound anxiety with missed doses, and can be extremely dangerous if mixed with alcohol or pain medications. ...Read more

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Type of medications can treat borderline personality disorder?

Type of medications can treat borderline personality disorder?

Medications vary: While different types of medication can be used to treat various aspects of borderline personality disorder, individual psychotherapy is the cornerstone treatment for this condition. Augmentation of individual therapy, such as dialectical behavioral therapy (dbt), and group therapy may occur with medication classes including antidepressants and mood stabilizers including anticonvulsants and atypical antipsychotics. ...Read more

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Can someone cure anxiety disorders without medication?

Very possible: Anxiety can be thought of as too many thoughts that are unprocessed that occur too quickly without keeping a running inventory over things the patient does and does not have control over. Psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapies can be very effective for anxiety and do not necessitate use of meds. ...Read more

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What medications are commonly used to treat borderline personality disorders?

What medications are commonly used to treat borderline personality disorders?

Depends on symptoms: Psychotherapy including dbt (dialectical behavioral therapy) is the mainstay of treatment to address self-image, impulsive behaviors, mood instability, & problems in relating to others. Antidepressants may help anxiety & depression. Mood stabilizers & second-generation antipsychotics may help emotion regulation. Evaluation & monitoring by skilled prescriber is essential. ...Read more

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Natural ways to treat generalized anxiety disorder?

Natural ways to treat generalized anxiety disorder?

Life style change: Regular meals, enough rest, sport, hobbies such as music, self help books , are some of the ways. ...Read more

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What medications are used to treat bipolar depression?

What medications are used to treat bipolar depression?

Bipolar disorder Tx: Meds fall into classes of mood stabilizers (Lithium?/ anticonvulsants like valproic acid, divalproex or lamotrigine) & atypical antipsychotics (Quetiapine, aripiprazole, olanzapine or risperidone). Other tx: psychoeducation, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychotherapy & family or group therapy. Refractory cases- Transcranial magnetic stimulation or electroconvulsive therapy. ...Read more

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What medications are used to treat bipolar depression?

What medications are used to treat bipolar depression?

Bipolar D/O tx: Meds fall into classes of mood stabilizers (Lithium?/ anticonvulsants like valproic acid, divalproex or lamotrigine) & atypical antipsychotics (Quetiapine, aripiprazole, olanzapine or risperidone). Other tx: psychoeducation, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychotherapy & family or group therapy. Refractory cases- Transcranial magnetic stimulation or electroconvulsive therapy. ...Read more

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Which anti-psychotic medications help to treat alzheimer's disease?

Which anti-psychotic medications help to treat alzheimer's disease?

They treat symptoms.: There are no disease modifying medications for alzheimer's. Atypical or newer antipsychotic medications help with delusions, paranoia, suspicousness, fearfulness and the behaviors these symptoms cause. The older antipsychotics also help but have far more side effects. There is some evidence that antipsychotics increase the risk of stroke, heart attack or death but they do help quality of life. ...Read more

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How are depression and anxiety disorders linked?

How are depression and anxiety disorders linked?

Yes: Anxiety is an unconscious alert that something is wrong. One of the most prevalent symptoms of a serious depression is anxiety. On the other hand, the stress from constant anxiety can deplete you and actually cause a biochemical depression. Get evaluated and treated by a competent psychotherapist. ...Read more

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Can a neuropsychologist treat anxiety and panic disorder?

Can a neuropsychologist treat anxiety and panic disorder?

Certainly: Although neuropsychology is an area of subspecialty expertise in testing, I am sure that such an individual could readily treat emotional challenges. ...Read more

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Can anxiety disorders be treated ok?

Can anxiety disorders be treated ok?

Yes: Anxiety disorders are one of the most common psychiatric conditions that exist. They include generalized axiety disorder (gad), panic disorder, social phobia and simple phobia. The most common treatments include medication and psychotherapy. There are also many good books written about treatment for anxiety. Go to the self-help section of your local book store or search online for workbooks. ...Read more

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What are the famous medications that treat anxiety disorders?

What are the famous medications that treat anxiety disorders?

Many: Anxiety disorders are treated by many meds: see http://www.Nimh.Nih.Gov/health/topics/anxiety-disorders/index.Shtml paxil and Lexapro (escitalopram) tend to be very commonly used. ...Read more

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What other medications are there to treat anxiety disorders besides ssris?

Anxiety: There is also so called class of snris, including venlafaxine, desvenlavaxine and duloxetine. For severe anxiety, benzodiazepines like Alprazolam and others may help. There is also a medication called Buspirone which may also be used for treatment of anxiety disorders. ...Read more

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