Treating Anxiety and Insomnia With Doxepin and How It Works

Using Doxepin for Anxiety

Anxiety is much more than the normal kind of worry that people experience day to day. It's chronic and fills a person's day with exaggerated worry and tension, even though there is little or nothing to provoke it. Having this disorder means always anticipating disaster, often worrying excessively about health, money, family, or work. Sometimes, however, the source of the worry is hard to pinpoint. Simply the thought of getting through the day provokes anxiety.
There are several different treatments available for anxiety (see Anxiety Treatment), including cognitive behavioral therapy and various types of anxiety medications. Doxepin is one of the medications approved to treat anxiety, including anxiety caused by alcoholism or other medical conditions.

Using Doxepin for Insomnia

There are several types of insomnia. These are often based on how long the insomnia lasts and how often it occurs. Clinical studies have shown that low-dose doxepin (Silenor) is useful for treating both temporary and chronic insomnia.
Insomnia can also be categorized by the specific sleep symptoms that occur, such as difficulty falling asleep versus difficulty staying asleep. Low-dose doxepin tablets (Silenor) are approved for treating insomnia characterized by trouble staying asleep.
The doxepin dosages used to treat insomnia are much lower than the dosages used to treat anxiety and depression.
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