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What is buspar (buspirone)?

What is buspar (buspirone)?

Antianxiety: It's an anti anxiety pill not in the same class as a benzodiazepine like xanax, (alprazolam) ativan...It binds to serotonin and Dopamine receptors. ...Read more

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What is trazadone?

What is trazadone?

Generic Desyrel (trazodone): Trazodone (desyrel) is an antidepressant approved by the fda in 1981, and which more recently was approved in an extended release formulation. Like prozac, (fluoxetine) it blocks reuptake of serotonin -- but not as potently as Prozac (fluoxetine) does. It has more anti-anxiety and sedating qualities to it, leading many to prescribe low doses of it for sleep. ...Read more

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What is alprazolam?

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What is alprazolam?

Xanax (alprazolam): Is an anxiolytic medication of intermediate half-life, used for panic disorder. Side effects include sedation, dry mouth, nausea, headaches, lack of focusing, change in taste & smell senses, most of such effects are uncommon & dose-related. ...Read more

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What is welbutrin?

What is welbutrin?

Wellbutrin (bupropion): Is an antidepressant which works thru increasing levels of Dopamine & adrenaline in the brain to releave depression. It is also used in smoke cessation in the form of zyban (bupropion). ...Read more

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What is quetiapine?

What is quetiapine?

Quetiapine: Quetiapine is the generic name for seroquel (quetiapine) and medicine which is fda approved for bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. It may be used for some other purposes but you should check with your prescriber. ...Read more

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What is zoloft (sertraline)? What is it used for?

What is zoloft (sertraline)? What is it used for?

Zoloft (sertraline): Sertraline (Zoloft/ Lustral) is one of the Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants. It works primarily by increasing serotonin. it is is FDA approved for the treatment of major depressive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, post traumatic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder and body dysmorphic disorder. ...Read more

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What is clorazepate?

What is clorazepate?

A benzodiazepine: It is a med belonging to the class called benzodiazepines, more common ones are ativan, valium, Xanax (alprazolam) etc... It is still in use, but less often than above. Also has addictive potential as above as well. It is used for anxiety or to suppress seizure. If you are using it, i would suggest that you consult with your doc for assessment regularly. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is tramadol?

What is tramadol?

Tramadol: is a rather unique analgesic drug that is indicated for moderate to moderately severe pain. Although it binds to mu receptors, tramadol is not technically classified as an opioid analgesic. ...Read more

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What is lamictal?

What is lamictal?

Anticonvulsant: Lamictal (lamotrigine) is a sodium channel blocker acting on the central nervous system. This reduces transmission of electrical discharges in the brain to reduce seizure propagation. This drug also is a mood stabilizer useful in bipolar disorder. ...Read more

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What is lithium? What is it prescribed?

What is lithium? What is it prescribed?

An element: Lithium is a very simple compound, it is an element, #3 on the periodic table. It is was really the first psychiatric drug that we had. It is typically prescribed now for bipolar disorder, where patients have depressive and manic (elevated mood) episodes. However, lithium also is a good antidepressant in itself and is often added for major depression, and it has been proven to reduce suicide. ...Read more

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What is lexapro (escitalopram)? Why is it commonly prescribed?

What is lexapro (escitalopram)? Why is it commonly prescribed?

SSRI: Lexapro (escitalopram) is a "selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor" (SSRI) commonly used to treat depression and chronic anxiety. Similar medicines include Prozac, Zoloft, Celexa, and Paxil (paroxetine). They all work similarly but differ a little in their usual side-effects. ...Read more

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What is aderal?

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What is aderal?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): A psycho stimulant of the Amphetamine group, used mainly for ADHD treatment & also for anergic depression & for narcolepsy. ...Read more

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What is chlordiazepoxide?

What is chlordiazepoxide?

See below: Brand name: librium. It is the benzodiazepine with the longest half life and the one least likely to be abused. It is mainly used to stabilize substance abuse patients but it will help anxiety. Still, there is a small risk of abuse. ...Read more

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What is prazosin?

What is prazosin?

It is in a : Class of medications called Alpha blockers. It is used to treat high blood pressure. Also used to treat symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate (bph). ...Read more

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What is anxiety?

What is anxiety?

Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Please go to a mental health professional for support if you think you have an anxiety disorder. ...Read more

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What is remeron (mirtazapine)?

What is remeron (mirtazapine)?

Remeron (mirtazapine): Remeron, (mirtazapine) or mirtazepine, is an antidepressant with strong anti-anxiety and sedative properties. It can also stimulate appetite when appetite loss is part of depression. ...Read more

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What is lorazapan?

What is lorazapan?

Anti-Anxiety: Lorazepam is a medication in the benzodiazepine family that is commonly used to treat symptoms of anxiety. It is sometimes taken 2-3 times per day but should only be used as prescribed as it does have potential for habit forming behaviors (addiction). ...Read more

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