Tag Archives: Anti-anxiety agents

Information about Anxiety Disorders for Patients and Families

Anxiety disorders are a group of disorders that have different causes but share many symptoms. Anxiety disorders are the most common of the psychiatric illnesses. The core symptoms of anxiety disorders are nervousness, worry, and fear. The patient’s symptoms may cause distress and result in some functional impairment. In the spectrum of anxiety disorders, anxieties… Read More »

The place of drug treatment in psychiatry

It is difficult to overstate the central role that drug treatment plays in modern-day psychiatry. Psychiatric hospitals and community mental health team activities revolve around the various rituals of drug treatment. A United Kingdom survey of psychiatric hospitals found that 98-100% of inpatients were prescribed drugs and that most take several different ones at the… Read More »

SSRIs in Panic Disorder

Over the past 35 years, there has been continuous evolution in the psychological and pharmacological treatments for panic disorder. Initially, pharmacotherapies involved imipramine (Tofranil) and many of the tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs), phenelzine and the monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) antidepressants, and the high-potency benzodiazepines (BZs), particularly alprazolam and clonazepam. These three classes were found to be… Read More »