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Have anxiety really bad. Seeing psychiatrist and therapist but they wont give me medication except lexapro (escitalopram). I'm going crazy having very huge attacks?

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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Therapy?

Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety or depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room.

In brief: Therapy?

Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety or depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room.
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Dr. Patricia Foster
Let psychiatrist know you're still have bad (anxiety) attacks. Make an appt asap to reassess med and dose. Agree with therapy for coping strategies and insight. Therapist and doctor should communicate as needed to make sure both are 'on the same page' re your issues. Take care.
Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine
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SSRI's like Lexapro are good medications for generalized anxiety and panic disorder.
You may need a higher dose or a different SSRI type medication. Some physicians are afraid to prescribe benzodiazepine tranquilizers like Xanax (alprazolam) because they can be addictive or subject to abuse. Other physicians will prescribe them. CBT can help> Go to http://bit.ly/1QPMOL8(for Postal Code>1033 for State>NSW)

In brief: See answer

SSRI's like Lexapro are good medications for generalized anxiety and panic disorder.
You may need a higher dose or a different SSRI type medication. Some physicians are afraid to prescribe benzodiazepine tranquilizers like Xanax (alprazolam) because they can be addictive or subject to abuse. Other physicians will prescribe them. CBT can help> Go to http://bit.ly/1QPMOL8(for Postal Code>1033 for State>NSW)
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