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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

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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What treatments can I recieve for mood disorders, anxiety disorder, conduct disorder, psychotic disorder?

What treatments can I recieve for mood disorders, anxiety disorder, conduct disorder, psychotic disorder?

Psychiatric eval: Psychiatric evaluation would be the first thing you need here, to determine the most likely diagnosis that could explain your symptoms. There are various medications that help mood disorders, psychosis, and anxiety; psychotherapies are important treatments in all of those and in conduct disorder. You can receive comprehensive treatment once we understand what's wrong & what's needed. ...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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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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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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What is treatment for anxiety disorder?

What is treatment for anxiety disorder?

Cognitive Therapy: Situation evokes feeling in us and the feeling can depends on our thoughts , if we have a negative thoughts we can feel depressed , anxious , angry ...Cognitive therapy can identify u negative thoughts and helps u change the way u feel...! ...Read more

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Can a gp test you for avoidance personality disorder?

Can a gp test you for avoidance personality disorder?

No simple test: Unfortunately no simple tests--like blood tests or mris--can tell us if we have a personality disorder. If your gp has specialized training in psychiatry s/he may be able to help you with that. Most likely you would be referred to a psychologist or psychiatrist, and they typically use a thorough history and psychological testing to help answer your question. Your gp may help with a referral. ...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 you qualify for disability for a anxiety disorder?

Can you qualify for disability for a anxiety disorder?

I don't think so: I doubt it--but never know for sure--i have one pt who got disability for the DX of dependent personality! ...Read more

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Please help docs! is ptsd a neurological (brain) disorder or a psychological (mind) disorder?

Please help docs! is ptsd a neurological (brain) disorder or a psychological (mind) disorder?

PTSD and causes: Research is showing that ptsd has affected certain parts of the brain, which is associated with symptoms of ptsd. Treatment is usually psychological in nature, as other research (such as emdr and mindfulness) shows that there can be actual structural change in the brain as a result of treatment. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for social anxiety disorder?

Therapy +/- meds: Many individuals respond to congitive-behavioral therapy, individually or in groups. Some people benefit from medicaiton, and some combination therapy. A former resident and i put together a web-page: http://cpancf.Com/articles_files/overcomingsocialanxietydisorder.Asp. ...Read more

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Do the tests for panic disorders work ok?

Do the tests for panic disorders work ok?

Not sure what u mean: No tests i know of--dx made by history & exclusion--if you give sodium lactate i'v to a person who is predisposed you can cause them to have a panic attack. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get disability for Social Anxiety Disorder?

Yes : If it is severe enough and your mental residual functional capacity test shows that you are unable to function normal tasks secondary to it like going to the grocery store or a doctor’s office on your own ...Read more

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Is generalized anxiety disorder a medical disability?

No: Almost all people with generalized anxiety disorder can be treated and are able to work and live quality, productive lives. ...Read more

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Please exlain alpha-fetoprotein testing for genetic disorders?

Please exlain alpha-fetoprotein testing for genetic disorders?

Alpha fetal protein: AFP is a fetal specific globulin, synthesized by the fetal yolk sac, gastrointestinal tract, and liver. The function of AFP is unknown. AFP blood levels can be measured during the second trimester to screen for open spina bifida and anencephaly, but can also uncover fetal abnormalities such as abdominal wall defects. AFP is also used in screening tests for downs syndrome and edwards syndrome. ...Read more

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Possible for allergies be part of psychiatric somatization / somatoform disorder?

Possible for allergies be part of psychiatric somatization / somatoform disorder?

Possible: Its possible. It depends on what the symptoms are and what the allergy testing showed. ...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