Anxiety medication list
Which anxiety medication is used depends on the specific diagnosis:
Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) are used in treating panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, and general anxiety disorder. One tricyclic, Anafranil. may also be used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder. The antidepressants known as monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) are used for panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder. Other antidepressants, including the serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), are used for panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety disorder, general anxiety disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder.
- Antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are used to treat panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety disorder, general anxiety disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder.
Buspirone (BuSpar ), an anti-anxiety drug, is used in the treatment of general anxiety disorder. Another group of anti-anxiety drugs known as benzodiazepines is used to treat general anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and panic disorder. Antihistamines can be used to treat general anxiety disorder. Beta-blockers are used to treat performance anxiety, a kind of social anxiety disorder, and sometimes for panic disorder. Alpha-blockers are used in treating posttraumatic stress disorder, specifically for nightmares . Other drugs, such as anticonvulsants and antipsychotics, are used as augmentation therapy to increase the overall response to therapy when symptoms respond partially to another medication.
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