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first drug of choice for anxiety

SSRI

SEP of FFC
Sertraline
Escitalopram
Paroxetine
Fluoxetine
Fluvoxamine
Citalopram

2

Benzo are good for treating anxiety but what is the set back

produces pharmacological dependence and does not treat OCD and PTSD

3

first line for treatment of General Anxiety Disorder

antidepressants such as SSRIs

but for short term GAD - benzos

4

why are anti depressants preferred for treatment of General Anxiety disorder

-reduce psychic symptoms of anxiety (worry and apprehension)
-modest effect on autonomic or somatic symptoms (tremors, rapid heart rate, sweating)

5

when are benzos used for anxiety

-treatment of short term management of anxiety where immediate relief of symptoms are desired
-most effective and commonly used for short term and not long term because of dependence

6

List all the treatments used for General Anxiety Disorder

-antidepressants like SSRIs
-benzos
-buspirone
-hydroxyzine
-pregabalin

7

why is buspirone used as a second like for GAD instead of first line

inconsistent data regarding its efficacy

8

treatment for panic disorder

antidepressants
benzos

9

drug of choice/first line for panic disorder

SSRIs but it not available TCAs or MAOI

10

what is Alprazolam's effect in panic disorder

it can help treat panic disorder but has been associated with rebound anxiety between doses and with withdrawal syndrome

11

drug of choice for Social Anxiety Disorder

SSRIs

12

drugs FDA approved for the treatment of OCD

SSRIs - Fluoxetine, Fluovaxamine, Paroxetine, and Sertraline

TCA: Clomipramine

13

treatment for PTSD

SSRIs

acute: Sertraline and Paroxetine
long term: Sertraline

14

treatment for performance anxiety

beta blocker - propanolol and nadolol

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