Medication and Anxiety

Medication can be an effective approach for managing various types of anxiety such as panic, hyperarousal, and constant worry. However, contrary to popular belief and subtle messages from pharmaceutical companies, medication is far from a cure. In fact, when it comes to “cures” for most psychiatric conditions, the data tends to support psychotherapy. For example, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) responds very well to psychotherapy, whereas the positive effects of medication are somewhat limited. The same is true for panic disorder. Although certain types of medication are very good at relieving panic symptoms in the short term, once the person stops taking the medication, the anxiety returns. The same has not been found for cognitive and behavioral therapies. Still, medication is helpful in many cases. It is often most effective when used in combination with psychotherapy, often referred to as combined or integrated treatment. Some of the more commonly used anxiety medications are listed below. Antidepressants Antidepressants are most commonly used to treat anxiety, specifically selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). These medications influence the brain chemical serotonin, a naturally occurring substance responsible for myriad emotional and behavioral processes. Anxiety is one of them. Although it may seem strange that a person with anxiety would be prescribed an antidepressant, serotonin is related to both depression and anxiety. Initially these ...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Anti-anxiety Antidepressants Benzodiazepines Disorders General Medications Panic Disorder anti-anxiety medications Drug Dependency Fear Hyperarousal Sedatives Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor snri Ssri Substance Abuse Source Type: news

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New J. Chem., 2020, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/D0NJ01360A, PaperBalasubramanian Sriram, Mani Govindasamy, Sea-Fue Wang, Xavier Benadict Joseph The formation of the Ni2O3@f-CNF/rGO composite for the electrochemical detection of KNP. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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Dalton Trans., 2020, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C9DT04927D, PaperMei-Ling Cheng, Meng-Na Qin, Lin Sun, Lu Liu, Qi Liu, Xiao-Yan Tang A Cu(II)-pyrazoledicarboxylate MOF displayed high activity and selectivity in the base-free oxidation of benzyl alcohol to benzaldehyde combined with H2O2. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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Source: Ciencia e Saude Coletiva - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
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Source: Ciencia e Saude Coletiva - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Both WFO and WFG PRK using a Schwind Amaris 750S laser for low to moderate myopia were safe and effective at improving visual and refractive outcomes. However, WFG PRK induced fewer spherical aberrations than WFO PRK and may be more advantageous for eyes with high HOA root mean square or spherical aberration. PMID: 32495529 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Korean Journal of Ophthalmology : KJO - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Korean J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
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Source: Revista Paulista de Pediatria - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
Conditions:   Chronic Pain;   Depression, Anxiety;   Opioid Use Interventions:   Other: cCBT;   Other: m-Education Sponsor:   University of Pittsburgh Not yet recruiting
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Conditions:   Anxiety;   Chemotherapy Effect;   Breast Cancer;   Head Cancer Neck Intervention:   Behavioral: Virtual reality exposure Sponsor:   Hospices Civils de Lyon Not yet recruiting
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Conditions:   Pregnancy;   Anxiety;   Stress Intervention:   Other: Owlet Band Sponsor:   Owlet Baby Care, Inc. Not yet recruiting
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