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Anxiolytic (Definition)

Any medicine that makes a person less troubled by anxiety is "anxiolytic" ("lysis" is literally a loosening). The term is traditionally used for medicines but perhaps insight / behavioral treatments for anxiety or intervening in a crazy life situation (one of a physician's most helpful procedures) ...Read more


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What is the best anti anxiety medicine for the physical symptoms of anxiety?

What is the best anti anxiety medicine for the physical symptoms of anxiety?

Possibilities: Specifically for the physical symptoms of anxiety (fast heart rate, dry mouth, shaky sweaty hands, etc), propanolol is often used. However, your individual history must be explored before making any recommendations since anxiety complaints have many possible causes -- both psychiatric and non-psychiatric. Need for a thorough evaluation first. ...Read more

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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

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What kind of anti-anxiety medicine should be prescribed for stress, hives and panic attacks?

Actually best thing : Is psycho therapy . We all can have negative thoughts and this negative thoughts can make us feel angry , depressed and anxious. If u therapist can help u identify u negative thoughts and help u change it , u can feel better. ...Read more

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What're the best medications for anxiety and panic disorder?

Medications that: Raise serotonin in the brain can significantly decrease baseline anxiety, which can prevent panic from happening. Sometimes adding a long acting benzodiazepine like Clonazepam can further decrease baseline anxiety. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for add symptoms due to generalized anxiety disorder?

What is the treatment for add symptoms due to generalized anxiety disorder?

Are you saying: That you have poorer concentration because of your anxiety disorder? Treat the anxiety disorder. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep /night ; good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies ; 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises ; meditation. Take care. ...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 is the best medication for depersonalization disorder? Is low testosterone causing my anxiety symptoms?

What is the best medication for depersonalization disorder? Is low testosterone causing my anxiety symptoms?

Depersonalization: Depersonalization can come from multiple sources. For depersonalization disorder, medications are not the main part of treatment -- psychotherapy is. The medications may support the person and help manage overwhelming anxiety and depression, etc. They will not cure the condition, though. Such a person may be dealing with a history of severe abuse, and depersonalization has become a coping style. ...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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What is the best treatment for add symptoms due to generalized anxiety disorder?

What is the best treatment for add symptoms due to generalized anxiety disorder?

Maybe not ADD: Untreated anxiety can manifest as in attention therefore treating the anxiety with therapy and or medications can lead to improved attentional ability. ...Read more

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Would you recommend Benzodiazepines, OR SSRIs for treatment of GAD and Panic Disorder and why?

Would you recommend Benzodiazepines, OR SSRIs for treatment of GAD and Panic Disorder and why?

Depends: Everybody is different . There is no size of plan fits all. Benzodiazepines have a more immediate effect. SSRI take 4-6 weeks to have full effect for anxiety and depression. Dosages have to be titrated and adjusted. Very often a combination of both medications are used, frequently with therapy. ...Read more

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Dear sir, which type of medicine is for GI depression. SSRI and snri not working ?

Dear sir, which type of medicine is for GI depression. SSRI and snri not working 
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GI depression?: Start with a so called "low GI Diet" (basically health foods). There is a lot written on the subject. Clearly the GI tract and the brain are in many ways linked. ...Read more

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What kind of anti-anxiety medicine should I be prescribed to for stress hives and panic attacks?

What kind of anti-anxiety medicine should I be prescribed to for stress hives and panic attacks?

Panic Attacks: Only your doctor, after listening to you describe your symptoms and daily life stressors, can decide what the appropriate medicine might be for your stress and panic. ...Read more

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What does a diagnosis of severe anxiety and psychosomatic mean?

Mind-body: Severe anxiety = unnecessarily extreme fear or worry. Psychosomatic = a physical disorder caused by or significantly influenced by emotional factors (such as severe anxiety). These terms might be used in describing a problem that a person is experiencing. ...Read more

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Besides ssri's and benzo's, what is the best preventative medicine for panic attacks/derealization ?

Besides ssri's and benzo's, what is the best preventative medicine for panic attacks/derealization ?

Derealization: In the setting of Panic attacks raises the possibility of focal seizures. First find out what occurs during these events ( video EEG monitoring ) If there is abnormal electrical activity seen consider a trial of anticonvulsants ...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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What does having double s allele mean for treatment of OCD and anxiety disorder medication?

Maybe less effect: I think you mean that you are homozygous for the s (short) variant of the serotonin transport protein. Some studies suggest you might be less resilient to stressful events and less responsive to particular medication -- the ssris (prozac, zoloft, (sertraline) etc.) these studies are only guidelines. They should not dictate treatment. Your physician will consider that information as she considers tx options. ...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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Anxiety Disorder (Definition)

A mental health disorder characterized by feelings of worry, anxiety, or fear that are strong enough to interfere ...Read more