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Propranolol (inderal) useful for performance anxiety?

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Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: I don't do this.

Some drs use propanolol (inderal).
I do not. This med is cognitively suppressive-esp if used episodically-so it can backfire. My experience is that there are better meds& methods. Also, I do not treat the anxiety only during testing or performing. Whatever meds are used should be used routinely; otherwise, it is less effective. Plus, the patient needs to be acclimated well in advance.

In brief: I don't do this.

Some drs use propanolol (inderal).
I do not. This med is cognitively suppressive-esp if used episodically-so it can backfire. My experience is that there are better meds& methods. Also, I do not treat the anxiety only during testing or performing. Whatever meds are used should be used routinely; otherwise, it is less effective. Plus, the patient needs to be acclimated well in advance.
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