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)
JournalAdvanced Studies in Medicine
Volume3
Issue number8 D
StatePublished - Sep 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Anxiety
Primary Care Physicians
Cognitive Therapy
Anxiety Disorders
Quality of Life
Recurrence
Drug Therapy
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Therapeutics

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New developments in alleviating anxiety. / Bienvenu, Oscar J.

In: Advanced Studies in Medicine, Vol. 3, No. 8 D, 09.2003.

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