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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Which drugs are used to treat social anxiety disorder?

Which drugs are used to treat social anxiety disorder?

See the list below: Primary medications used for the treatment of social anxiety disorder include paxil, (paroxetine) venlafaxine, clonopin, MAO inhibitors, Prozac has been used as well, and zoloft is also used frequently. I have found Lexapro be useful as well although it is not fda approved for this purpose. ...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 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

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Could anxiety disorders be treated?

Could anxiety disorders be treated?

Absolutely: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders. ...Read more

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How can we treat anxiety disorders?

How can we treat anxiety disorders?

Medication/psychther: Talk to your physician to see if there is a physical basis for anxiety, work on finding out what makes you anxious. Try to establish daily routine to bring some predictability in your day; practice deep breathing, relaxation/ guided imagery (you can find scripts on the web); you can work with a therapist to help you guide through the process. Consider medication, if symptoms become overwhelming. ...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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How do you treat social anxiety disorder?

CBT : Cognitive behavior therapy (cbt) can help people who avoid social situations. Contact a cbt therapist who specializes in social anxiety issues. He or she will work with you on addressing the unhealthy thoughts linked to social avoidance or unhealthy behaviors in uncomfortable social situations. ...Read more

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How do I treat my social anxiety disorder?

How do I treat my 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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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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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 can I get for generalized anxiety disorder?

What medications can I get for generalized anxiety disorder?

GAD Tx: Medications such as SSRI's or SNRI's may be used. Benzodiazapines are sometimes used as well. ...Read more

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What can generalized anxiety disorder lead to if not treated?

What can generalized anxiety disorder lead to if not treated?

GAD: It becomes chronic, with avoidance leading to more anticipatory anxiety leading to more physical symptoms. ...Read more

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Have you used st. John's wort to treat social anxiety disorder?

Have you used st. John's wort to treat social anxiety disorder?

Yes: St johns wort has benefits similar to prescription ssris. The thing to keep in mind is: 1. Best outcomes are when therapy accompanies medication, 2. With herbal meds you get varied results - different brands, potency, consistency, crops, lots. The potency of stjw in general, is also less. I recommend you discuss this with your physician to help monitor progress and check interractions. ...Read more

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Which medication for panic / anxiety disorder is most effective?

Which medication for panic / anxiety disorder is most effective?

No "best" drug: There is no "best" medication for anxiety. People respond differently to medication. You have to find the one that works for you as they can have side effects. Ssri's (i.e. Zoloft, lexapro, paxil, (paroxetine) celexa) are commonly prescribed to treat anxiety. Exercise is a great natural weigh to manage anxiety as well as cognitive behavioral therapy. ...Read more

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Is there a way to treat add when you have an anxiety disorder too?

Is there a way to treat add when you have an anxiety disorder too?

Absolutely: Medications can certainly treat both conditions, as can therapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) is a particularly effective treatment for both symptoms of anxiety and attention deficit disorder (add). Cbt is very different from traditional talk therapy. It targets unhealthy thoughts and behaviors and helps you to modify them and function as a happier, healthier person. ...Read more

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Can st. John's wort be used to treat your social anxiety disorder?

Not really : A recent study from st louis demonstrated no benefit from st john's wort in treating anxiety or depression. Some researchers reported increased anxiety with st john's wort. You shouldn't take any medication, whether obtained at a health food store or from a "naturalist" without your doctor's advice. ...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