New developments in alleviating anxiety

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Patients often present to the primary care physician with anxiety disorders; however, the diagnosis is often overlooked. Pharmacotherapy improves the core symptoms and quality of life in patients with these disorders; SSRIs have been shown to be effective for this indication. Longer treatment with SSRIs is associated with a better outcome, because there is continual improvement in symptomatology over time-early drug withdrawal is associated with relapse. Cognitive therapy can be a useful adjunct.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S809-S815
JournalAdvanced Studies in Medicine
Issue number8 D
StatePublished - Sep 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

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