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(p. 191) Medications 

(p. 191) Medications
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(p. 191) Medications
Author(s):

David H. Barlow

, and Michelle G. Craske

DOI:
10.1093/med-psych/9780197584095.003.0011
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date: 21 May 2022

This chapter covers medications that are prescribed for anxiety and panic. Many people with anxiety and panic attacks have had their doctors prescribe medications. Many of these medications, however, are not effective in the long term unless one continues to take them. Even then, they may lose some of their effectiveness unless one learns some new, more helpful methods of coping with anxiety and panic while taking the medication. The chapter then reviews the ways in which medications work and the different types of medications prescribed for anxiety and panic, including antidepressants, benzodiazepines, and beta-blockers. It also looks at ways in which medications can be used in combination with the methods outlined in this program, as well as ways of weaning off of medications.

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