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Quick acting medications for anxiety?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Benzodiazapines

usually have a pretty rapid action - however, anxiety can often respond to non-pharmacologic options.
Other medications like SSRI's or Buspar (buspirone) can also be effective without the potential for tolerance.

In brief: Benzodiazapines

usually have a pretty rapid action - however, anxiety can often respond to non-pharmacologic options.
Other medications like SSRI's or Buspar (buspirone) can also be effective without the potential for tolerance.
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