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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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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 are other options in medications that deal with ADHD that don't cause insomnia?

What are other options in medications that deal with ADHD that don't cause insomnia?

Medications for ADHD: May contribute to insomnia but adhd itself may do so. Proper treatment of adhd may eliminate sleep problems that are from adhd. If meds (stimulants like methylphenidate & amphetamines) cause sleep problem then talk with prescriber about other options including (add-on or replacement by) clonidine, guanfacine, or atomoxetine. ...Read more

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What are some specific medications commonly used to treat bipolar disorder?

What are some specific medications commonly used to treat bipolar disorder?

Lithium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate): Lithium, a mood stabilizer, is one of the most common medications used to treat bipolar disorder. Anticonvulsant meds for seizures, like Lamictal and depakote, are also frequently used. Additional medications also include atypical antipsychotics and antidepressants. ...Read more

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What are some other ways to treat symptoms of bipolar disorder?

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What are some other ways to treat symptoms of bipolar disorder?

Bipolar Tx: Mood stabilizers are the cornerstone of tx. Also, antidepressants used cautiously in the depressed phase, as well as cautious use of anxiolytics for agitation, along with antipsychotics for disturbed thought patterns. There is also important role of psychotherapy, family therapy & group counseling. Cases resistent to the above tx, have been referred for ect. ...Read more

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What are the best medications for dissocative disorders?

 What are the best medications for dissocative disorders?

Dissociation: There are no great drugs for treatment of dissociation. Prazosin has been found to help with PTSD nightmares and overall sxs in veterans and has the most data to support. Drugs for specific symptoms, like insomnia or depression or anxiety, may be helpful. The real treatment is psychotherapy, like DBT with experiential therapies like psychodrama or creative art therapies. It is treatable! ...Read more

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There are many people are on depression and anti anxiety medication, do you think this is really the solution to solving the issues of depression?

There are many people are on depression and anti anxiety medication, do you think this is really the solution to solving the issues of depression?

Research shows that: Psychotherapy is just as effective as medication for most depression and anxiety. Skills learned in therapy last longer than medication and don't have side effects. Although some people find medication helpful, research has not found that depression results from a chemical imbalance any more than a headache results from an Aspirin deficiency. Medication alone does not resolve depression. ...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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What are the different drugs that can be used for psychiatric problems?

What are the different drugs that can be used for psychiatric problems?

Hard to Answer...: Very difficult question to answer briefly. There are many different medicines that are used in psychiatry, and these are grouped into several categories. The most well known are the antidepressants. Other groups are the antipsychotic medications, mood stabilizing meds, stimulants, and antianxiety meds. Some meds fall into more than one category. ...Read more

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What are some of the best medications, for treating biopolar disorder?

What are some of the best medications, for treating biopolar disorder?

Best bipolar meds?: There is no one best, or even one best class of medications to treat bipolar disorder. Various medications are used, including mood stabilizers, atypical anti-psychotics, AEDs, typical antipsychotics, and even (with caution) anti depressants. The best way to most effectively treat your bipolar disorder is to talk with your doc about the risks/benefits and SEs of any proposed treatment. ...Read more

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What are all the medication that treat ADHD?

What are all the medication that treat ADHD?

Many: Methylphenidates - Concerta, Metadate, Daytrana, Ritalin, (methylphenidate) Quilivant Focalin Adderall Vyvanse Strattera Tenex Intuiv All of these have generic names as well, and most have extended release formulations. I may have missed a couple, but these are the main ones. ...Read more

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What are the typical medications for panic disorder?

Panic Disorder: Typically, anti-depressant therapy should be used as an adjunct to clonazapam, which in my experience has worked extremely well to control severe symptoms of anxiety and panic. ...Read more

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What are common other kinds of therapy asides from cbt that are effective for treating anxiety and depression?

What are common other kinds of therapy asides from cbt that are effective for treating anxiety and depression?

2 Other Choices: Suggest finding clinical psychologist who (a) uses experiential & mindfulness techniques to help u identify & experience ur emotions as u're feeling them; or (b) uses techniques that trace roots of ur feelings & explore patterns in ur relationships (psychodynamic techniques). ...Read more

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What are some psychiatric disorders that can cause panic?

What are some psychiatric disorders that can cause panic?

Panic Disorder: Panic attacks are the feature of panic disorder, which means that a person has an ongoing difficulty with episodes of panic (not just 1 or 2 times), and that these episodes are significantly interfering with daily functioning. In these situations, it is important to rule out other possible causes of panic, such as other medical diseases or side effects from medications. ...Read more

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What are the most common psychiatric medications for adults with psychological disorders?

What are the most common psychiatric medications for adults with psychological disorders?

Anti-depressants &: anti-anxiety medications are widely prescribed by primary care docs. Psychiatrists use a wider range of medications. Medication has its place but please try to avoid the "a pill will fix it" mentality. Many disorders, physical and psychological, are a result of lifestyle and the way we think. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can help, or other forms of psychotherapy. Peace and good health. ...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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What are some medications used to take care of bipolar disorder?

What are some medications used to take care of bipolar disorder?

Lithium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate): Lithium, a mood stabilizer, is one of the most common medications used to treat bipolar disorder. Anticonvulsant meds for seizures, like Lamictal and depakote, are also frequently used. Additional medications also include atypical antipsychotics and antidepressants. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the most common kind/names of psychiatric medications for adults with mental/psychological disorders and illnesses?

Can you tell me the most common kind/names of psychiatric medications for adults with mental/psychological disorders and illnesses?

Too many: Psychological illness is generally considered to be emotional in nature, and best treated with various forms of psychotherapy, not medications first line. Psychiatric illnesses are best evaluated and treated by psychiatrists, usually with psychiatric medications, of which there are about one hundred, so it's difficult to list them in this venue. If you can be more specific, that would help. ...Read more

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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