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Dr. Alan Ali
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Alprazolam (Definition)

Alprazolam is a short acting benzodiazepine, it does not last long in the system . So when used regularly with multiple doses to treat anxiety, it is associated with inter-dose withdrawal, tolerance and a resulting increase level of baseline anxiety. So in anxiety clinics, we use it only in cases of " flight , dentist or other infrequent anxieties, ...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 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 anti anxiety medicines are there other than SSRI's and Benzodiapemes? Thanks

What anti anxiety medicines are there other than SSRI's and Benzodiapemes?  Thanks

Not a pill!: CBT therapy is the most effective component of treatment for anxiety. W/ or w/out medication - if the therapist think it would help - the therapy is what help most. You can learn how to avoid, reduce and manage anxiety. Find one you can work well with. Best! ...Read more

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Are there any herbal medications that can treat depression and/or ocd?

Are there any herbal medications that can treat depression and/or ocd?

St. John's Wort: St. John's wort 300 mg taken 3 times a day has long been recognized as a natural treaent for depression. Other natural remedies include 5-htp 200-300mg taken 1-3 times a day. Try taking this at night, initially. Then increase the number of times taken during the day as needed. Also, regular exercise, meditation, and getting at least 8 hours of sleep have been proven to be extremely helpful. ...Read more

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Which other ways are there to help panic attacks besides prescribed medication?

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Panic: Breathing exercises work, also self-talk & reassurance until the attack subsides. Gaining control is the goal. Schedule appointment with a therapist to work on cognitive behavior modification. Also yoga & meditation help. ...Read more

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What medicines are there for anxiety and panic disorder?

What medicines are there for anxiety and panic disorder?

Many: There is a wide range of medications commonly used for anxiety disorder and/or panic attacks. The list is long and it includes zoloft, paxil, wellbutrin, prozac, buspar, (buspirone) xanax, valium, klonopin, ativan, etc. Anxiety medications are carefully chosen and effects of meds are closely monitored by physicians, especially ones with high addictive nature. ...Read more

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Are there any other ways to treat OCD other than psychotherapy and antidepressants?

Are there any other ways to treat OCD other than psychotherapy and antidepressants?

ERP! Talk Back 2OCD!: Ocd can rob ur life of fun/joy ; it can really take a toll on relationships. The more u listen 2ocd ; believe what it tells u, the more powerful it becomes. Have u had exposure ; response prevention (erp) therapy? This is the "gold standard" treatment ...Can teach u how 2 say shut up 2ocd. Get people close 2u involved in ur treatment. Learn more via int'l ocd foundat'n http//www.Ocfoundation.Org. ...Read more

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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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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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Is there any other medication to treat fiber mialga and depression besides cimbalta?

Is there any other medication to treat fiber mialga and depression besides cimbalta?

Fibro/Depression/Rx: According to a well-designed research study, 34% of people with fibromyalgia syndrome [fms] are also depressed. That implies that 66% of fms are not depressed. Some authors have predicted that the depression in fms is caused by the pain but other evidence indicates that they are independent. Cymbalta [duloxetine] is the only drug which is separately fda-approved for both fms and for depression. ...Read more

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Are there any other drugs besides diazepam and Librium that can be used to taper clonazepam ?

Are there any other drugs besides diazepam and Librium that can be used to taper clonazepam ?

Yes: There are other drugs that can be used, but one would need your medical history and pharmacology history to make the changes. this is something you should be discussing with your providing DR. ...Read more

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What are some medication for sleeping disorders that don't cause hangover?

What are some medication for sleeping disorders that don't cause hangover?

All of them do some: Even though all sleeping pills may cause hangover to a certain extend, rozerem (ramelteon) is of a new class (melatonin-receptor-agonists) and has minimal hangover effect in most individuals. It is also the mildest of the usual prescription sleep aids. The most important precaution is to take the sleeping pill well ahead of wake up time (a bare minimum of 8 hours, the more the better). ...Read more

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Are there other medications beside ssri and hormones to treat pmdd? If yes what are they?

Are there other medications beside ssri and  hormones to treat pmdd? If yes what are they?

Yes, there are: The integrative management of pmdd and pms includes multiple modalities. Nutritionally: avoid caffeine, & eat high fiber with low animal fat diet (need omega 3's though); eat whole soy foods; vit b6, magnesium citrate or glycinate, vit d; calcium. Lifestyle: exercise & stop smoking. Botanicals: chasteberry, black cohosh, st. John's wort, evening primrose oil. Others: tcm & homeopathy. ...Read more

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Are there any medicines to treat schizoid personality disorder? N is psychatric thearapy needed along with medications?

Are there any medicines to treat schizoid personality disorder? N is psychatric thearapy needed along with medications?

No med is approved: No medications are approved for treating schizoid personality disorder. Sometimes psychiatric medications are used to treat accompanying symptoms such as anxiety, feelings of unreality, or depression. Psychotherapy is the treatment of choice, and I have seen the best results with a depth psychological psychoanalytic psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Are there any other medications apart from ß-blockers that can treat supraventricular tachycardia?

Are there any other medications apart from ß-blockers that can treat supraventricular tachycardia?

SVT: Yes, there are other drugs that can treat SVT. Calcium Channel Blockers and a cardiac glycoside called Digoxin can be used to treat SVT besides beta blockers. ...Read more

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What are some treatments that are possible for anxiety disorders?

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SSRI: Talk to your doctor about alternative antidepressants, such as snri or wellbutrin (bupropion) or anxiety medications if you are still on ssri. Sometimes switching from one ssri to another might help with anxiety. ...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


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