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Doctor insights on: Treatment For General Anxiety Disorder

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What is the treatment for the general anxiety disorder type of diagnosis?

Depends: Sometims a type of counseling called cognitive behavioral therapy is what's needed. Sometimes drugs called benzodiazepines are used, but that should be a temporary thing. Antidepressants and some drugs that are also used to treat seizures are often used. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
3,146 doctors shared insights

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 Xanax be used for long term treatment of general anxiety/ panic disorder . ?

Can Xanax be used for long term treatment of general anxiety/ panic disorder . 
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Yes: In the past Xanax has been used for general anxiety/panic as a primary medication. However, most providers today would use other medications for daily use. ...Read more

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New mom with general anxiety disorder andpost traumatic stress disorder which is acting up. Not breatfeeding. What is safest treatments available?

New mom with general anxiety disorder andpost traumatic stress disorder which is acting up. Not breatfeeding. What is safest treatments available?

Sounds like lots: Of stress w/a blessing in the middle of it. Congrats on the new baby. Please try to see a mental health professional. He/she can help smooth things out by teaching you some coping strategies. Peace and good health. A book called hope and help for your nerves by claire weekes may also benefit you. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned having general anxiety disorder help!?

Should i be concerned having general anxiety disorder help!?

Any thing that : Negatively impacts your quality of life is a concern. Consider psychiatric evaluation, cognitive behavioral therapy or behavior modification, talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of general anxiety disorder and how is it treated?

What are the symptoms of general anxiety disorder and how is it treated?

GAD: People with GAD may be experience constant, out of control worrying. This can be expressed by the body in the form of fatigue, lightheadedness, insomnia, frequent urination, abdominal pain, lump in throat, shortness of breath, headaches and muscle tension (especially upper back & neck). There can ^'ed irritability & v'ed concentration. GAD can be treated with psychotropic meds, Cognitive behavior. ...Read more

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Difference between pheochromocytoma vs. General anxiety disorder?

Difference between pheochromocytoma vs. General anxiety disorder?

Big difference: A pheochromocytoma is a serious, but rare, tumor which secretes Adrenalin type of hormones. Anxiety is one of many symptoms. Patients with pheos are treated by endocrinologists and specialized surgeons. An anxiety disorder is a mood disorder diagnosed when other medical causes of anxiety are ruled out. It is often treated by a mental health professional or primary care provider. ...Read more

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What are the most effective drugs for general anxiety disorder and panic disorder?

What are the most effective drugs for general anxiety disorder and panic disorder?

SSRI/ SSNRI / BZD: The selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (ssri) are probably the most effective and safest followed by the selective serotonin and norepineprine re-uptake inhibitors (ssnri) followed by the benzodiazepines (bzd). There are many medications within each class which are often chosen based upon side effect profile. ...Read more

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Help please? I want to know what are the long term side effects of general anxiety disorder/social anxiety?

More and more: Social isolation and anxiety. The sooner you get help the more quickly you can start to have a more positive life. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety Disorder (Definition)

Anxiety disorders include excessive fear and anxiety and related behavioral disturbances. Fear is the emotional response to real or perceived imminent threat, whereas anxiety is anticipation of ...Read more