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I need help for my social anxiety, GAD, OCD, and bipolar. What are some medications that help?

A: 12 Jul 2011 Hey alwaystired, The medications for your conditions are endless. There are the antidepressants that also treat anxiety of which you mentioned three, Paxil, Zoloft and Wellbutrin. Then there are medicines like Buspar for anxiety. Then there are antipsychotics for the bipolar symptoms such as risperidone or seroquel. The choice of meds is a trial and error sort of deal as what works for one doesn''t necessarily work for another. One size doesn''t fit all. If you need to further treat symptoms of depression and anxiety then Paxil, Zoloft or Wellbutrin might be appropriate. I personally would probably choose the Paxil or the Zoloft to try first. The Wellbutrin can always be added later if necessary. Does...


How to get rid of social anxiety Disorder

A: It is ironic, and very inconvenient, that social anxiety disorder makes it hard to reach out to other people for health. But that is the life saving answer you are seeking. social anxiety disorder is treatable with therapy and with medication and you can achieve tremendous improvement, often with the combination of both. Below is a website which describes in great detail SAD. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/social-anxiety-disorder/DS00595 You seem to have diagnosed this in yourself, because it made sense to you when you read more about it, but meeting with a professional psychotherapist or psychiatrist is important to clarify the diagnosis....


Zoloft or Paxil for social anxiety Disorder

A: Amber I do not think that experts would say that one of these two medicines is superior to the other, as a therapy for social anxiety.    They both are very safe and they basically work the same way in your nervous system to help anxiety and depression symptoms. Because they are slightly different chemically it is possible for one patient to react more favorably to one of them than the other.  I do not think that there is research suggesting long-term dangers, but the best way to overcome social anxiety is to employ an effective medication in combination with a results-oriented psychotherapy like cognitive behavioral...


How can I deal with intense social anxiety so I can get on with living?

A: Check out the anxiety and Phobia Workbook. It''ll give you some background information on anxiety, and give you a start on cognitive-behavioral therapy. (I''ve found CBT to be ridiculously effective in deaing with anxiety, and one of its great advantages is that it''s very easy to do on your own.) Good luck!...


I need helo with my social anxiety!

A: Do you feel safer ''in the house'' like you don''t want to leave? One thing I know can be helpful is vitamin B complex and sublingual vitamin B12. You might want to try getting some counseling too. What your parents are telling you is right. Many people with phobias have to do the very thing that scares them to over come it. Phobia therapists will have people with a fear of dirt and filth go and play in the dirt. Good luck with school Vitamins? How is that going to help me? Because many people with problems like ADHD, OCD, anxiety, phobias, depression, stress, schizophrenia, etc......have a vitamin B deficiency. Here is an article that explains how it works but it is more on brain fog than covering all areas of ''cognitive thinking'' Paying attention to your fuzzy...


Is this social anxiety?

A: JanaK- It''s great that you have been researching this. Based on what you are describing I tend to agree with your impression that this is not social anxiety disorder in it''s typical form. You did not mention that the anxiety is created by the thought of interacting with or speaking in front of others. But you mentioned ''the irrational fear and panic.'' How would you describe the fear? What is it a fear of? The answer to this question is important in making the diagnosis. If you haven''t been evaluated by a trained mental health professional please do so. In particular, see if you can find one that specializes in anxiety disorders.   Rick Wirtz  ...


Are SSRIs person used out of perspective? (social anxiety,..)?

A: What those numbers mean is that 54% of the patients within the study had an upturn in their anxiety (which be hopefully measured with a validate scale, human being published in that bulletin probably means it was) while they be taking Lexapro. 39% of the patients also reported an improvement while taking placebo. So the drug if truth be told helped 54% of the patients, not 15%. Not adjectives SSRIs are going to give you impossible to tell apart response and some patients respond better to some than others. SSRI''s are very popular because they do support such a large percentage of family (with depression as well as other disorders). Trust me, an reorganization in 54% of general public is huge. Unfortunately they come with their share of side effects as ably. If...


Already on anxiety meds,~a month ago started atenolol for social anxiety, doesnt seem to be working?

A: Be nicer to your self, I know just how you feel. I''m 62 and been dealing with the same feelings. Like something is wrong with you. The only way I felt at ease was drunk. I have been taking a anti-Depresent and Clonazepam for high anxiety. Don''t give up. I wiil be a friend.Just click on add a friend I''m married with 13 grandkids Thanks for your response and for offering to be a friend. I feel like this sounds pathetic, but I really do appreciate it. I''ve always been really hard on myself, people always tell me not to be but I can''t help it, I don''t know how. I''ll be 30 in a few weeks and feel like it''ll always be this way if I haven''t been able to figure it out by now, which is quite depressing. I''m too am on Clonazepam, and for several years in my early...


social anxiety Disorder: Yet Another Made Up Illness

A: Well, aren''t we making the world a better place today? Good thing you haven''t lost your resolve... some of us have already given up. I don''t like the way drug companies are pushing their products - the consumer ads, the vists to drs., all that, but... There really are people who are unable to function because they are so painfully ''shy''. My niece, who is a very beautiful (and I''m not exagerating here, she is a one-in-a-million type) and talented soon to be 21 yr old, will now actually leave her house now that she''s on Zoloft. I''m on Paxil. I hate it (the side-effects are bad), but it keeps me alive. First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you. F. Scott Fitzgerald nice idea of a ''cure'' you have for something you seem to know nada about. for a...


Any social anxiety sufferers out at hand let address?

A: . I am. I don''t know if I can get her bra sour, or find my dose, or get a spike in my sou`wester, or learn to play the ukulele. Seriously? When adjectives you medical do-gooders with your grope dream therapy, your wonder drugs, your shepherd''s pie, realize what you are, then you are okay. It''s okay what you do when you head off the office and turn home. But put Mr. Socrates to work all time, be a psychological sleuth, then you can invoke anything great doctor you want. Hostile? No. Just reading the news. ... .. .. I do not suffer from social anxiety, but my 28 year hoary daughter does. It is very difficult to walk anywhere. If she gets contained by a crowd, even people she know, she starts to have hysterics attacks really bad. I enjoy...

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