Below is a list of anxiety medications commonly prescribed for anxiety disorders and panic attacks.
If you are have anxiety and panic problems, you may be feeling desperate. We totally get this and feel for you! Anxiety and depression can negatively impact your life and make you feel helpless and hopeless.
But there is hope and help! Life can get better, and there are many options for treatment.
If you are considering taking prescription medication for anxiety or depression, I urge you to research the medication thoroughly, including potential side effects and interactions with other medications.
Our medical system is set up in a way where doctors have limited time to see each patient and a prescription for medication (and possibly a referral to a therapist) is usually the result.
Your Health Is Important!
Be sure to take charge of your own health, see your doctor and research every possible treatment. Your health is important!There are many exercise, diet, relaxation, cognitive and behavioral training options out there to look into as well.
I urge you to try not to worry and not to give up! There is light at the end of this dark tunnel.
You really can beat this thing and get on with your life again!
You Can Check Out Natural Alternatives
Prescription drugs for anxiety and depression only mask the symptoms and do not cure the root cause. They can also be extremely addictive and require a supervised withdrawal procedure. They also usually stop working after awhile.
In addition to prerscription drugs, did you know that there are also many very effective self help programs, and treatment options you can consider, in addition to, or instead of prescription drugs? There are many natural ways to stop this disorder.
List of Anxiety Medications - Recently Updated!
You and your doctor may decide that prescription medication is right for you - at least for the short term. There are many choices. Here is a list of anxiety medications.
Using the list of anxiety medications below you can find out more about these most commonly prescribed medications for anxiety, including dosages, effectiveness, side effects, and approved usage.
These are just some of the anxiety medications that seem to be more popular and prescribed by doctors. As mentioned, there are many, many more.
You may need to try several different drugs. Please keep in mind that it's possible that prescribed medication doesn't work right away or it stops working. Everyone is different, so if something works for your friend, it doesn't mean you'll have the same results.
It can be frustrating, but tell your doctor and try something else.
Classes Of Drugs
These medications fall under several categories like selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors or SSRIs, benzodiazepines and tricyclic antidepressants. Other classes also include beta blockers and monoamine oxidase inhibitors or MAOIs.
Benzodiazepines help relieve anxiety and have a sedative effect. They are also the most addictive of the drugs prescribed for anxiety. They are often prescribed for panic disorder.
Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) help in the relief of depression and its associated symptoms. They are soemtimes prescribed for anxiety disorders as well.
Beta blockers can be used for anxiety and many other conditions. For anxiety, they can be helpful because they help block the effect of adrenaline. When anxiety strikes, adrenaline is released into the bloodstream. Beta blockers also slow down your heart.
The action of MAOIs are thought to help maintain higher levels of the three neurotransmitters of the brain, thus lessening your symptoms. However, it's used as a last resort. It can also have serious dietary interactions.
SSRIs help the brain maintain a proper supply of the neurotransmitter serotonin. SSRIs are very commonly prescribed for anxiety disorders and generally well tolerated.
Review this list of anxiety medications and work closely with your doctor. Please also review potential side effects. If you are concerned by anything, let him or her know.