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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.
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.
An anxiety disorder is an illness that fills a person's life with overpowering apprehension and fear. This eMedTV Web page offers vital information on this condition, including the different types of disorders, as well as causes and treatment options.
While PTSD may be temporary, complex PTSD is the result of long-term trauma and may continue for years. This eMedTV article describes the condition in more detail and lists symptoms and complications associated with the condition.
GAD causes people to worry excessively about things like money or work, even when there is no valid reason. This eMedTV segment offers detailed facts on the disorder, including information on symptoms, causes, and treatment options.
Generalized anxiety disorder causes people to feel constant, severe anxiety, often without a reason. This eMedTV Web page offers more facts on the condition, including the symptoms, causes, and treatment options.
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.
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.
People with a panic disorder often experience sudden episodes of extreme fear for no reason. This portion of the eMedTV library provides important facts on the condition, such as symptoms that may occur and treatment options that are available.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Social phobia is defined as a persistent, chronic fear of being judged by others in a social setting. As this eMedTV resource explains, the condition can interfere with work or school; however, it can be treated successfully with medication and therapy.
Specific phobias are defined as an intense fear of something that poses little or no actual danger. This eMedTV segment explains the possible causes of various phobias and the treatment methods that are currently available.
Featured Medications
Alprazolam XR is approved for treating panic disorder and works by producing a calming effect. This eMedTV segment offers an in-depth look at the drug, including information about its uses, general dosing guidelines, and possible side effects.
Anafranil is a prescription medicine that is used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). This eMedTV article explains how Anafranil works to relieve symptoms of OCD, lists potential side effects, and offers tips on taking the medication.
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.
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.
Chlordiazepoxide is a prescribed medication that is licensed to treat anxiety and alcohol withdrawal. This eMedTV article offers a detailed overview of this medication, explaining how it works, possible side effects, tips on taking it safely, and more.
Clomipramine is a prescription drug licensed for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder. This eMedTV article explains how clomipramine works, describes some potential side effects, and outlines some tips for when and how to take this medication.
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.
Clorazepate is a prescription drug used to treat partial seizures, anxiety, and alcohol withdrawal. This eMedTV page provides an in-depth look at the drug, providing information on how it works, possible side effects, dosing information, and more.
Compazine is a medication licensed for treating severe nausea and vomiting, schizophrenia, and anxiety. This eMedTV Web page explains how Compazine improves the symptoms of these conditions and offers general dosing information for the drug.
Doxepin is a medication that can be prescribed for the treatment of anxiety, depression, and insomnia. This eMedTV Web page offers a more in-depth look at the medication, including a description of how it works and a list of potential side effects.
Duloxetine is a prescription medicine licensed to treat depression, anxiety, and other conditions. This eMedTV page explains how duloxetine works, describes some of its potential side effects, and provides some information on taking the medication.
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.
Escitalopram is a medication commonly used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder. This part of the eMedTV archives further discusses escitalopram and its uses, effects, and potential side effects.
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.
Fluvoxamine is a prescription medicine licensed for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder. This eMedTV article explains how fluvoxamine works, describes some potential side effects, and outlines some tips on when and how to take the drug.
Kava kava is an herbal supplement most commonly used for treating anxiety. This page from the eMedTV Web site discusses other possible uses of kava kava, explores the effectiveness of this supplement, and explains whether it is safe to use.
Limbitrol is a medication that is prescribed for treating depression associated with anxiety. This eMedTV Web page describes the effects of Limbitrol, offers general dosing information for the drug, and explains how it works to treat depression.
Luvox is a prescription medicine that is used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). This eMedTV article explains how Luvox affects a certain chemical in the brain, highlights potential side effects, and offers tips on taking the medication.
Luvox CR is a prescription medicine used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder. This eMedTV Web page explains how the drug works, offers dosing information, and lists potential side effects that may occur.
Niravam may be prescribed for the treatment of anxiety or panic disorder. This eMedTV article provides a general overview of this prescription drug, including information on its potential side effects, dosing guidelines, and available strengths.
Paroxetine controlled release is a drug that is used to treat conditions like depression and panic disorder. This eMedTV Web page lists other conditions that can be treated with paroxetine controlled release and explains how the medication works.
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.
Sarafem is a prescription drug that is approved to treat premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). This eMedTV article describes how Sarafem works, lists potential side effects, and offers some general dosing tips for when and how to take the drug.
A healthcare provider may prescribe Serax to treat anxiety or alcohol withdrawal. This eMedTV page provides an overview of this medication, including information about its effects, dosing guidelines, and available strengths.
SNRI antidepressants are used for treating conditions like depression, panic disorder, and social phobia. This eMedTV resource lists the various SNRIs available, explains how the drugs work, and describes possible side effects that may occur.
Sertraline is a prescription drug that is often used to treat depression, panic disorders, and OCD. This eMedTV resource explains how sertraline works, discusses conditions it is used to treat, and provides tips for how and when to take the drug.
Trifluoperazine is a prescription drug that is licensed to treat schizophrenia and anxiety. This eMedTV page further explores the effects of this medicine, offers general dosing information for the product, and lists some side effects that may occur.
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.
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.
Featured Other
As this eMedTV Web page explains, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is an effective treatment for several anxiety disorders, particularly panic disorder and social phobia. This page offers an in-depth look at this type of therapy.
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