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How much Tenormin (atenolol) can I take to control severe anxiety?
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Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry
In brief: Consult your doc
Atenolol is a 'cardioselective' beta-blocker. In layman's terms, it blocks the effects of adrenaline on the heart, and blunts the 'fight or flight' syndrome that anxiety-sufferers often needlessly find themselves in.
This bodily response to anxiety (rapid heart rate, sweating) can further promote anxiety, a self-perpeuating cycle. Too high a dose can dangerously lower hr & bp, so consult your doc!

In brief: Consult your doc
Atenolol is a 'cardioselective' beta-blocker. In layman's terms, it blocks the effects of adrenaline on the heart, and blunts the 'fight or flight' syndrome that anxiety-sufferers often needlessly find themselves in.
This bodily response to anxiety (rapid heart rate, sweating) can further promote anxiety, a self-perpeuating cycle. Too high a dose can dangerously lower hr & bp, so consult your doc!
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