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Treatment of Anxiety in the Medically Ill

Psychotherapy An overemphasis on psychopharmacology in the care of medically ill patients may result in overlooking the value of psychotherapy. The first step in the treatment of anxiety is to spend time listening to and talking with the patient. Just as in psychotherapy with any patient, empathic listening is a powerful tool to relieve distress.… Read More »

Nonprescription Pharmacotherapies: Alcohol, Over-the-Counter, and Complementary and Alternative Medicines

A large percentage of individuals with insomnia self-medicate with alcohol, over-the-counter (OTC) antihistamines, or complementary and alternative preparations. In the United States, the formulation and manufacture of OTC products are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Other products not requiring a prescription, such as dietary supplements, are unregulated. The National Center for… Read More »

Treatment for Anxiety Disorders in the Medically Ill

Treatment of anxiety disorders in the medically ill depends upon the relationship between anxiety symptoms and physical disease. Some patients have persisting symptoms or exacerbations of anxiety disorders that existed before the onset of physical disease. In that case, treatment should be similar to that given to patients without comorbid illness. Other patients, perhaps the… Read More »

Management of Anxiety

Physician-Patient Relationship The physician must establish a working therapeutic alliance with any patient (). In the crisis of cancer, heart disease, or surgery, the physician is viewed as the individual who can literally save one’s life and has a unique task. This demands supportive and empathic care in both imparting information and offering hope regardless… Read More »

GAD: Other Potentially Effective Agents

Bupropion In a recent double-blind, randomized study, which performed on a small sample sizeof generalized anxiety disorder patients, bupropion XL (150-300mg/day) compared with essitalopram (10-20 mg/day) for 12 weeks.The primary efficacy measures were the Clinical Global Impression of Improvement (CGI-I) and the Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HARS).Bupropion XL is found to be demonstrated comparable anxiolytic… Read More »

Syndol Caplets

Paracetamol 450mg Codeine Phosphate 10mg Doxylamine Succinate 5mg Caffeine 30mg What Are These Tablets Used For? Syndol is used for the short term treatment of acute moderate pain which is not relieved by paracetamol, ibuprofen and aspirin alone such as headache, including muscle contraction or tension headache, migraine, neuralgia, period pain, toothache and other dental… Read More »

Antianxiety Drugs

Pharmacologic Profile General Use Antianxiety agents are used in the management of various forms of anxiety, including generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Some agents are more suitable for intermittent or short-term use (benzodiazepines) while others are more useful long-term (buspirone, doxepin, fluoxetine, paroxetine, sertraline, venlafaxine). General Action and Information Most agents cause generalized CNS depression. Benzodiazepines… Read More »

Pharmacotherapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder

In this site, we focus on pharmacotherapy for generalized anxiety disorder. For much of recorded history, chronic anxiety has been treated with pharmacological agents. Starting with alcohol in prehistoric times and extending through the nineteenth century with the use of bromides, chloral hydrate, and paraldehyde and into the twentieth century with the synthesis of barbiturates,… Read More »

Benzodiazepine: Risks Associated with Alternatives

Good clinical practice requires that the risk of benzodiazepine receptor agonist insomnia treatment be weighed against the risks associated with the alternatives. The common alternatives include no treatment, self-treatment, and treatment with nonhypnotic medications, most typically low-dose sedative antidepressants and antipsychotics. Epidemiological data indicate that a very small percentage of people reporting insomnia are treated… Read More »