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By Neil A. Rector, Danielle Bourdeau

This consultant explores the adaptation among basic anxiousness and anxiousness problems, and the various ways in which anxiousness is expressed. It explains the motives and theories of tension in uncomplicated, ordinary language, and provides an outline of remedies. The consultant additionally seems at long term techniques to control anxiousness and forestall relapse, and indicates ways in which relatives will help, in addition to locate aid for themselves.

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Or, “What’s the problem with going out of the house? ” You may even have said these things to your relative. To a person without an anxiety disorder, these statements would be good advice, but having an anxiety disorder involves more than the usual worry. Your relative may require professional help to get well. It is natural for families and partners to feel resentful or disappointed when anxiety interferes with normal family life. Acknowledging the illness can be the first step toward understanding and making the family work again.

The bzds most commonly used to treat anxiety disorders are clonazepam (Rivotril), alprazolam (Xanax) and lorazepam (Ativan). Common side-effects: drowsiness, sedation, dizziness and loss of balance; effects are most serious when bzds are combined with alcohol or with other sedative medications. OTHER MEDICATIONS Buspirone (Buspar) can be used to treat generalized anxiety disorder. It works mainly through the serotonin neurotransmitter system and usually takes two to three weeks to become effective.

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