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Why use an SNRI for anxiety disorder when norepinephrine is stimulating?

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Norepinephrine (NE) is a stimulating neurotransmitter. My question is why would people take an SNRI for anxiety disorder? Wouldn't inhibiting the reuptake of NE accumulate NE in the synpatic cleft, producing more anxiety since it's very stimulating?
asked Oct 5, 2015 in Medications by anonymous

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answered Oct 5, 2015 by drcarlo (294,430 points)
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