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What are the Different Types of Anti-anxiety medications?

A: anxiety, panic and nervousness may result from conditions like social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) or post traumatic stress (PTSD). Due to the range of causes for long-term problems with anxiety, there are a number of types of anti-anxiety medications. Some may be more effective than others depending upon your diagnosed condition. Most types of anti-anxiety medications are not used alone, and those suffering from debilitating anxiety are strongly advised to pursue therapy also to address and help recover from...


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What Are the Different Over-the-Counter anxiety medications?

A: Herbal anti-anxiety treatments such as proloftin, kava, St. Johnís wort, lemon balm or valerian root are deemed to be effective and relatively safe for use as over-the-counter anxiety medications. Some sleep medications or antihistamines, particularly Benadryl and chlor-trimeton, are sometimes viewed as medicines for anti-anxiety without a prescription. This is not their intended use and doctors do not recommend taking either of these as over-the-counter anti-anxiety medications, however. Also known as diphenhydramine, Benadryl is commonly used to treat allergy and hay fever symptoms. Individuals who experience...


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Which anxiety medications do you recommend?

A:  anxiety disorders are diagnosed when a person`s life becomes consumed with worry. anxiety can also produce other signs and symptoms, including headaches, nausea, and difficulty sleeping. There are many different types of anxiety and it is important to consult with a healthcare professional for proper evaluation and diagnosis. The treatment of anxiety generally involves psychotherapy or medication or a combination of both. Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, has two components: behavioral therapy, which focuses on techniques to modify negative behaviors that result from anxiety, and cognitive therapy, which focuses on changing anxious thoughts....


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What are the best anti-anxiety medications?

A: There is a great article about the different types of medications used to treat anxiety. Just click on this link: http://www.everydayhealth.com/emotional-health/anxiety/medications-for-anxiety-disorders.aspx It is really hard to say what is the best one because each person reacts to medications in a different way. Usually, you have to try them and see which works best for you. Having a discussion with your physician and addressing the issue that brings about the anxiety is the best way to figure out which treatment option will be the best for your situation. Lori Mendoza, PharmD Mendoza, PharmD...


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What Is The Least Addictive anxiety medication?

A: Buspar is not addictive like the benzodiazepines types can be. Anyone who has an addictive personality can have problems if they take valium, xanax or ativan especially if it is long term. Talk to your pharmacist who is trained and has lots of references at his/her fingertips for advice. Hey ya''ll should check into hydroxyzine. One of the brand names is Atarax and the other I believe is Vistaril. It is really cheap and even though I was on it for several years I never had any problems quitting and no withdrawal symptoms at all not even jitters. I''ve personally had to take several different types of anxiety medications over the years and never became addicted. Becoming dependent on the medication is a whole...


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anxiety medication for older adults

A: Try the natural anti-anxiety medications described here: http://anxietynaturalremedies.org/natural-anti-anxiety-medications...


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What Is The Least Addictive anxiety medication?

A: Buspar is not addictive like the benzodiazepines types can be. Anyone who has an addictive personality can have problems if they take valium, xanax or ativan especially if it is long term. Talk to your pharmacist who is trained and has lots of references at his/her fingertips for advice. Hey ya''ll should check into hydroxyzine. One of the brand names is Atarax and the other I believe is Vistaril. It is really cheap and even though I was on it for several years I never had any problems quitting and no withdrawal symptoms at all not even jitters. I''ve personally had to take several different types of anxiety medications over the years and never became addicted. Becoming dependent on the medication is a whole...


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I have been on anxiety medication for 15 yrs. and find that they no longer are working. Need Help?

A: 10 Mar 2012 Dear Gypsy Rose: I am on Ativan also, been on it for a good while year, year half daily. I feel your pain. I really don''t have the right answers that you are looking for. Hang on there, (((Gypsy Rose))) Votes:+0CommentVote upReport pledge10 Mar 2012 Hello Gypsy Rose. I''m certain that you''ve developed Tardive Dyskineisa. Its developed when a person is on a drug for a very long time. Its the involuntary movement(s) as a muscle twitch in your mouth. When this happens the medication is stopped. This is done to stop the symptoms. Its not always successfull. You might tell your doctor for this is a serious condition. As to perscribing another drug, at the moment, your main concern (my own point of view) is to reverse the Tardive...


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Are anxiety medications safe during pregnancy?

A: I also exeperienced post-partum dep. after the birth of my first child. However, I never went off the medication once it subsided. My husband is in the military and everytime I decided to go off we were moving or my husband was deploying. My phyciatrist recommended I continue until we were settled or my husband returned. When he came back from Iraq, we got pregnant within a month and I completely forgot about getting off my medication prior to pregnancy. So I went cold turkey which resulted in about 5 panic attacks a day, dizziness, headaches, depression, and 2 visits to the ER. My phyciatrist recommended going back on the medication. She said the risks to me out weighed the risks to the baby. She has had many...
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What''s The Best Anti-anxiety medication?

A: In order to provide the best answer, this would depend on the type of anxiety to be treated. There are several types of medications for different types of anxiety. Xanax is very commonly used and widely known. I would stay away from high powered precsription medications. I would exersice alot, eat a good diet, and get plenty of rest. I would try some good herbal teas. Also stay away from caffiene and people that cause you grief. It really depends on each person, the cause of the anxiety, and any other health conditions the person may have. Sometimes other health issues present as anxiety (depression, sleep deprevation, heart attack in women,...


 
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