Credit: Photo by cottonbro Hypervigilance is a state of hyperarousal often seen in post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), where you are constantly scanning your environment for any signs of a threat. You are on-guard and suspicious of any danger that may be lurking. The best medications for hypervigilance include alpha adrenergic agonists, alpha blockers, and beta blockers. Alpha adrenergic agonists include the […]
What is the Best Medication for Social Phobia?
Social phobia, also known as social anxiety disorder, affects many people, as they literally are dying of embarrassment when people are around. Humans are social beings, and when you are fearful of socializing with others, then you will lead a very lonely and depressing existence. So people with social phobia may naturally ask- what is […]
How do anti-anxiety drugs work?
Hi. It’s Jenny from AnxietyBoss.com. Today’s question comes from Josh from New York. How do anti-anxiety drugs work? There are several different classes of anti-anxiety medications and each comes with its own share of risks and benefits. The different classes of medications for anxiety have different mechanisms of action. SSRI So let’s start with SSRIs, […]
What are your thoughts on antipsychotics?
Hi. It’s Jenny at AnxietyBoss.com. Our question today is from Michele in Camden, New Jersey. What are your thoughts on antipsychotics? Can you tell me more about them please? Well, antipsychotics are primarily a class of drugs called dopamine antagonists. They work mainly by blocking dopamine receptors. Dopamine receptors bind to dopamine, a neurotransmitter (a […]
Can I take Zoloft and Gabapentin together?
Hi. It’s Jenny at AnxietyBoss.com. Our question today is from Alison in Portland, Oregon. Can I take Zoloft and Gabapentin together? Yes. Sometimes Zoloft and Gabapentin are prescribed to be taken together if the Zoloft is not quite doing the trick. Before taking them, however, it’s important to understand what each one is and does. […]
What Are The Side Effects Of Anxiety Medications?
The problem with prescription medications for anxiety is that they have significant side effects, most of them benign, some of them severe, and a minor portion of them life-threatening. For a medical doctor prescribing these medications for their patients with severe anxiety, much of the medical guidance is managing the treatment-emergent side effects of these […]
What Medications Are Used To Treat Anxiety Disorder?
Update: For a full list of medications used to treat anxiety disorders, please see: Prescription Drugs There are multiple medications used to treat anxiety disorder. These include prescription medications such as benzodiazepines, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI), serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRI), and beta blockers. In addition, there are over the counter (OTC) medications for […]