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Featured Anxiety Articles
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If you have panic disorder or anxiety, your healthcare provider may prescribe Xanax. This page on the eMedTV site explains how this prescription drug works and offers an in-depth look at its effects, dosing information, and possible side effects.
Anxiety is a normal emotion that people may feel occasionally. As this eMedTV article explains, however, excessive worry and fear that is chronic, unremitting, and grows progressively worse is a sign of a more serious condition.
Paxil is often prescribed to treat depression, panic disorder, and several other conditions in the brain. This eMedTV segment offers an overview of this SSRI, including information on its uses, dosing, potential side effects, and more.
Valium may be prescribed for the treatment of anxiety, alcohol withdrawal, and other conditions. This eMedTV article gives a general overview of the prescription drug, noting in particular its side effects, dosing guidelines, and available strengths.
Ativan is a prescription drug that is used to treat anxiety. This selection from the eMedTV archives offers an in-depth look at Ativan, including information on its uses, side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
There are several different types of phobias, such as a fear of heights or social interactions. As this eMedTV article explains, however, they all share common traits. This page looks at how these intense fears develop and how they can be treated.
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is often characterized by urgent, frequent hand-washing or other rituals. This eMedTV segment takes an in-depth look at this condition, including how it is diagnosed, how it can be treated, and other symptoms that may occur.
OCD is an illness in which a person is constantly bombarded with unwanted obsessions and compulsions. This eMedTV article explains obsessive-compulsive disorder in detail, including causes, symptoms, and available treatments.
Clonazepam is a drug that is used to treat epileptic seizures and panic disorder. This selection from the eMedTV Web site offers an in-depth look at this drug, providing information on its dosing, possible side effects, overdose symptoms, and more.
PTSD is a psychiatric disorder that develops in some people who experience or witness a terrifying event. As this eMedTV page explains, however, people with the condition can be helped through medications and carefully targeted psychotherapy.
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder causes persistent, frightening memories of a terrifying, life-changing event. This eMedTV page offers an in-depth look at the condition, with information on symptoms, treatment options, and how it is diagnosed.
Someone with a persistent, irrational fear of specific objects, activities, or situations may have a phobia. This eMedTV article further discusses this relatively common condition and explains how it can be treated with medications and therapy.
Fluoxetine is a prescription drug that is licensed to treat depression, panic disorder, OCD, and bulimia. This eMedTV page describes how fluoxetine works and offers a general overview of its possible side effects and dosing information.
- Panic Attacks
People who experience panic attacks often have chronic, sudden episodes of fear that appear without warning. This eMedTV segment discusses the condition (known as panic disorder) in detail, including common symptoms and available treatment options.
BuSpar is a medication that is used to treat anxiety. This article from the eMedTV archives describes BuSpar in more detail and offers information on the drug's effects, dosing tips and precautions, and potential side effects.
- Effexor XR
Effexor XR is a drug that is used to treat depression and anxiety disorders. This page on the eMedTV Web site explains how this prescription medicine works, and also discusses Effexor XR side effects, general dosing information, and off-label uses.
Agoraphobia is a condition that sometimes results in a person becoming housebound. This eMedTV article offers an overview of this type of phobia, discusses the prevalence of the condition, and covers available treatments.
- Social Anxiety Disorder
Social anxiety disorder is characterized by an overwhelming sense of insecurity in social settings. This eMedTV article covers the different types of social anxiety disorders, along with symptoms that may occur and available treatment options.
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