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What other medications are there to treat anxiety disorders except xanax (alprazolam)?

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Dr. Paul Schwartz
Psychiatry
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In brief: Many

Benzodiazepines (e.
g. Xanax, valium, ativan, klonopin, etc.); antidepressants with serotonin reuptake inhibition (e.g. Prozac, zoloft, paxil, celexa, lexapro, effexor, (venlafaxine) cymbalta, remeron, tofranil, parnate, nardil, etc.); beta blockers (e.g. Metoprolol, propranolol); serotonin1a receptor partial agonists (e.g. Buspar).

In brief: Many

Benzodiazepines (e.
g. Xanax, valium, ativan, klonopin, etc.); antidepressants with serotonin reuptake inhibition (e.g. Prozac, zoloft, paxil, celexa, lexapro, effexor, (venlafaxine) cymbalta, remeron, tofranil, parnate, nardil, etc.); beta blockers (e.g. Metoprolol, propranolol); serotonin1a receptor partial agonists (e.g. Buspar).
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Benzodiazapines like Xanax help with immediate anxiety, but antidepressants generally are preferable in the long run, because they help prevent anxiety in the first place. Sometimes both are needed, especially for people with panic attacks as part of their anxiety.

In brief: A lot

Most antidepressant medications also treat anxiety.
You should seek help from someone who is knowledgable in the treatment of anxiety disorders to get the best treatment for your anxiety.

In brief: A lot

Most antidepressant medications also treat anxiety.
You should seek help from someone who is knowledgable in the treatment of anxiety disorders to get the best treatment for your anxiety.
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