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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

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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Any new treatment for anxiety and panic disorders? New meds or promising treatments or tests to pinpoint exactly what chemicals are out of sync?

Any new treatment for anxiety and panic disorders? New meds or promising treatments or tests to pinpoint exactly what chemicals are out of sync?

Some.: Anxiety and panic attacks usually involve gammabutyric acid as well as serotonin and norepinephrine due to associated depression. There are quite a few new antidepressants which can help with anxiety and panic attacks such as viibryd, (vilazodone hydrochloride) Fetzima and brintellix. Initially, the antianxiety medications like ativan, xanax and Klonopin are used short term. ...Read more

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Why does anxiety cause the realization and depersonalization? And what is the best treatment for severe anxiety and panic disorder? Thank you mike

Why does anxiety cause the realization and depersonalization?  And what is the best treatment for severe anxiety and panic disorder?   Thank you mike

Yes!: Severe anxiety can cause a wide variety of psychiatric symptoms if severe you should see a psychiatrist there are good anxiety drugs available (such as xanax (alprazolam) for panic attacks ). ...Read more

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Anxiety disorder and diabetes treatment ?

Anxiety  disorder and diabetes  treatment    ?

Anxiety/diabetes: Diabetic control plus cognitive therapy plus anxiolytics as indicated. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for social anxiety disorder?

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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What can you do to get treatment for social anxiety disorder?

What can you do to get treatment for social anxiety disorder?

Talk to: A psychologist or counselor who treats anxiety. The most effective treatments are relaxation training (sometimes with the aid of biofeedback) plus cognitive therapy that includes gradual exposure to anxiety-producing situations in imagination and real life. Therapy is sometimes augmented with medication and is quite successful. ...Read more

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I want know, what is the treatment for social anxiety disorder?

Cognitive Behavioral: Therapy would be a good option. Psychiatric medication are sometimes indicated as well. ...Read more

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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

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What happens if you go too long with an anxiety disorder without treatment?

What happens if you go too long with an anxiety disorder without treatment?

It will get worse: It depends on how you live your life, and other practices you keep. But chances are high that untreated anxiety will get worse. People avoid things that make them anxious, resulting in a gradually shrinking zone of safety. They venture out less into the world, depriving themselves of much potential enjoyment. Depression can eventually result. Anxiety and depression are often seen together, too. ...Read more

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Have you gone without treatment for social anxiety disorder and lived to tell the tale?

SA is treatable.: Yes , of course! social anxiety certainly will not kill you! severe cases will incapacitate. You. This problem is very effectively treated. With. Cognative behavioral therapy and medications. ...Read more

Panic (Definition)

Panic is a psychological and somatic state of anxiety usually involving extreme fear, characterized by symptoms such as shortness of breath, rapid pounding heartbeat, sometimes dizziness or light-headedness, tunnel vision, a sense of unreality, and a feeling of needing to escape from ...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