Question I have been on lexapro, prestiq, Effexor, zoloft, Prozac, buspar, inderal, resperdal & seroquel. Also Xanax & klonopin. I have PTSD, GAD, Panic disorder, somatic symptom disorder, and agoraphobia. I’m 21. I started meds when I was 13, and I’ve only gotten worse over the years. the only medicine that has ever helped were […]
How Long Does Antidepressant Activation Syndrome Last?
Accompanying Details to the Question: I have read many articles stating that feeling worse upon initiating antidepressants is quite common. However the timing stated is variable from one article to another, and vague. Some say a week or 2, others say the first “few” weeks before side effects dissipate. I have been taking citalopram for […]
Do SSRIs Affect GABA Levels For Anxiety?
Hello I’m Dr. Carlo with AnxietyBoss.com, and I’m here to answer your questions about anxiety. A viewer asked the following question: do SSRIs affect GABA levels for anxiety? Okay, so I’ll answer this question. GABA is a neurotransmitter in the brain which is important for the development and the treatment of anxiety. GABA is a […]
How SSRIs and SNRIs Work For Anxiety
Hello I’m Dr. Carlo Carandang and I’m a psychiatrist. Today, I will talk about how SSRIs and SNRIs work for anxiety. SSRIs, also known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, and SNRIs, also known as serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, work for anxiety by increasing serotonin in the brain. Specifically SSRIs and SNRIs increase serotonin by acting […]
Can I Use Benzodiazepines For Anxiety Disorders?
As an online expert in Anxiety Disorders, I get asked this question frequently. Today, I got asked by a pharmacy student about his doctor prescribing him Valium (diazepam) for Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). First off, let me be clear about benzodiazepines: BENZODIAZEPINES ARE CONTRAINDICATED FOR LONG TERM USE. I get it that benzodiazepines work for […]
What is the Best Antidepressant for Panic Disorder?
There are several options for treatment of panic disorder with antidepressant medications. Antidepressant medications are used in the treatment of panic disorder, as those antidepressants with effects on the serotonin neurotransmitter are effective. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter in your brain that is dysregulated when someone has panic disorder. The antidepressants with effects on serotonin include […]
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 […]
Why SSRIs and SNRIs May Cause More Anxiety
SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) and SNRIs (Serotonin Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors) are prescribed for depression and anxiety, but they commonly cause more fear and anxiety when first taking the medication for the first few weeks of treatment. After this period of increased anxiety symptoms on the SSRI or SNRI, then the anxiety subsides and eventually […]
Switching from SSRIs or SNRIs to KalmPro
Many people who are taking SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) and SNRIs (serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors) have asked about how to switch to KalmPro. The reason is that they are experiencing so many side effects to SSRIs/SNRIs that they want to consider a natural alternative to help reduce their anxiety symptoms. SSRIs include sertraline (Zoloft), […]
Can Celexa cause nervousness?
Yes, Celexa can cause nervousness. Celexa is the brand name, and citalopram is the generic name of the medication. Celexa is classified as an antidepressant, in the SSRI family (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor). Other SSRIs include Prozac (fluoxetine), Zoloft (sertraline), Paxil (paroxetine), and Lexapro (escitalopram). SSRIs, including Celexa, can cause activation as a treatment-emergent side […]