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Anti Anxiety Drugs

When constant anxiety affects one's health, anti-anxiety drugs help to control the symptoms so that the person can carry on with his day to day life normally. The medications used to treat anxiety are benzodiazepines (Alprazolam, Clonazepam, Diazepam), Buspirone, SSRIs (Fluoxetine, Sertraline, Escitalopram), Tricyclics (Clomipramine, Imipramine), MAOIs (Phenelzine, Selegiline, Isocarboxazid), and Beta-blockers (Propranolol).

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Do I need counseling even if I feel better with anti-anxiety drugs?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 45 years old and working as a senior level finance professional in a multi-partner practice owned by all of us. After going through the high levels of anxiety for several years, I consulted a psychologist who is my friend. After few months of showing little improvement, he put me...  Read Full »

Dr. Manish Bajpayee

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From your detailed information, I feel that you have responded to medication. All SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) medications tend to over time make the person who takes them more relaxed. This could be attributed to the main task of reducing anxiety. Thus m...  Read Full »

Why do I feel fear and anxious all the time?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 26-year-old. I remain fearful and anxious 24 hours a day and always feel something terrible is happening. I have a habit of trying to listen to even very faint sounds outside the house. On the road, I always fear every approaching vehicle, no matter how far it is. Focusing on any...  Read Full »

Guruvamsee Krishna. Avvaru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. How are your mood, concentration on studies, daily activities, biological function, and appetite? Is there any family history? Do you have any thyroid disorders? How is your interaction with others? Do you have any suspicions? How many friend...  Read Full »

Can regular use of tablet Ativan lead to fatality or mental issues in a friend?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to gather information regarding the tablet Ativan 2 mg. Specifically, I am interested in understanding the effects when an individual consistently takes an 8mg tablet over a 10 day period. I have been informed by someone that it could potentially be harmful, leading to fat...  Read Full »

Dr. Amrit Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Firstly I would like you to know about tablet Ativan (lorazepam). The recommended dosage for Ativan, also known as Lorazepam, typically ranges from 1 to 6 mg per day. It is advised not to use Ativan regularly for mo...  Read Full »

Mirap and Clonazepam prescribed for anxiety and depression, Is it fine to take?

Query: Hello Doctor, I am suffering from anxiety and depression. My doctor prescribed 15mg of Mirap at night and 0.50mg of Clonazepam twice daily. And Clonazepam has to be halved after every 10 days. Is it fine? Need a second opinion.  Read Full »

Ananth Shanmugam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Mirap is a Mirtazapine which is indicated for depression. In my professional experience, it is not as efficacious as the SSRIs such as Fluoxetine or Paroxetine or Citalopram. Mirap at the dosage of 15mg does help the patient to sleep better but it is also known for sig...  Read Full »

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