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Are there any good over-the-counter treatments for anxiety?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree
In brief: Antihistamines
Mildly sedating antihistamines (e.
g., Diphenhydramine = benadryl) sometimes help with mild anxiety. Herbal tea containing valerian root &/or chamomile can be calming. Unlike most prescription anxiety meds, these are not habit-forming. However, if anxiety is persistent it's better to address the causes instead of just treating the symptoms. Also, try stress management, relaxation, &/or therapy.

In brief: Antihistamines
Mildly sedating antihistamines (e.
g., Diphenhydramine = benadryl) sometimes help with mild anxiety. Herbal tea containing valerian root &/or chamomile can be calming. Unlike most prescription anxiety meds, these are not habit-forming. However, if anxiety is persistent it's better to address the causes instead of just treating the symptoms. Also, try stress management, relaxation, &/or therapy.
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
if you take sedating meds, be certain how drowsy they make you before driving; otherwise, an accident could get you a DUI citation
Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Anxiety
Antihistamines, kava kava, ginger, among many others.

In brief: Anxiety
Antihistamines, kava kava, ginger, among many others.
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Eric Anderson
Psychiatry
In brief: Anxiety treatment
I have some patients who like to use calms forte for their anxiety.
It is an herbal supplement that is available over the counter in many vitamin and health stores. Reducing caffeine intake, getting plenty of rest, a healthy diet, and moderate exercise are also good treatments for anxiety.

In brief: Anxiety treatment
I have some patients who like to use calms forte for their anxiety.
It is an herbal supplement that is available over the counter in many vitamin and health stores. Reducing caffeine intake, getting plenty of rest, a healthy diet, and moderate exercise are also good treatments for anxiety.
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