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1

What categories of drugs are used to treat anxiety?

- benzodiazepines
- antidepressants

2

What are 3 examples of benzos used to treat anxiety?

- Valium
- Xanax
- Ativan

3

Which is the most common benzo used to treat anxiety? What else is it often used for?

- Valium (diazepam)
- major drug for skeletal muscle relation

4

Which antidepressant types are often used to treat anxiety?

SSRIs or SNRIs

5

When discussing antidepressants, these names are commonly used

trade names

6

Examples of antidepressants used to treat anxiety

- Cymbalta
- Lexapro
- Paxil
- Zoloft
- Effexor
- XR

7

Are there any special concerns for rehab patients taking anti-anxiety drugs?

- These are commonly used in our society
- Frequently used for inpatients after trauma or major illnesses where anxiety and uncertainty are increased
- think about when drugs are at peak effectiveness

8

When do anxiolytic benzodiazepines peak?

2-4 hrs after administration

9

If a pt has taken anxiolytic benzodiazepines, when should you treat them and what else should you consider?

- May be a good time to treat as long as sedative-hypnotic effects are not severe
- Watch for falls
- Consider alternative plans for decreasing anxiety and promoting sleep

10

What are some alternative plans for decreasing anxiety and promoting sleep to be considered?

- massage
- relaxation
- exercise

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