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What is the best non-addictive anti-anxiety drug?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: SSRIs

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants like zoloft Prozac Celexa Paxil (paroxetine) and Lexapro are amongst the best.
So far no drug has been voted the "best"anti-anxiety agent.

In brief: SSRIs

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants like zoloft Prozac Celexa Paxil (paroxetine) and Lexapro are amongst the best.
So far no drug has been voted the "best"anti-anxiety agent.
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: There us no best one

There are several options and the choice depends on what kind of anxiety is being treated and what is the treatment history of each person being treated.
What has been used before and what was or wasn, t successful. Some choices: serotonergic antidepressants, hydroxyzine, buspirone, inderal, (propranolol) hypnosis, desensitization training, cognitive behavioral therapy to name some.

In brief: There us no best one

There are several options and the choice depends on what kind of anxiety is being treated and what is the treatment history of each person being treated.
What has been used before and what was or wasn, t successful. Some choices: serotonergic antidepressants, hydroxyzine, buspirone, inderal, (propranolol) hypnosis, desensitization training, cognitive behavioral therapy to name some.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Buspar, (buspirone) SSRI's, etc.

Buspirone (buspar) anxiolytic drug, ssri and snri antidepressant/antianxiety drugs, and Gabapentin (neurontin) mood stabilizer drug have been used for general anxiety disorder.
A person's primary care doctor or psychiatrist can evaluate and judge which drug(s) would work better, because different patients may respond differently to the same drug.

In brief: Buspar, (buspirone) SSRI's, etc.

Buspirone (buspar) anxiolytic drug, ssri and snri antidepressant/antianxiety drugs, and Gabapentin (neurontin) mood stabilizer drug have been used for general anxiety disorder.
A person's primary care doctor or psychiatrist can evaluate and judge which drug(s) would work better, because different patients may respond differently to the same drug.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: And...

Cut down caffeine & junk food.
Eat veggies, fruits. Work w/ doctor & herbalist w/ herbal remedies that may be useful: adaptagens such as ashwagandha can reduce cortisol (stress hormone) levels, schizandra. L-theanine (from tea) 200 mg when needed. Longer term (ranked from mild to strong): chamomile, lemon balm, milky oats, valerian, passionflwr, hops. Also consider inositol, vit d3, magnesium.

In brief: And...

Cut down caffeine & junk food.
Eat veggies, fruits. Work w/ doctor & herbalist w/ herbal remedies that may be useful: adaptagens such as ashwagandha can reduce cortisol (stress hormone) levels, schizandra. L-theanine (from tea) 200 mg when needed. Longer term (ranked from mild to strong): chamomile, lemon balm, milky oats, valerian, passionflwr, hops. Also consider inositol, vit d3, magnesium.
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Dr. Bettina Herbert
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