When anxiety and panic attacks become acute, it leads to anxiety and panic disorder. It usually includes social anxiety, generalized panic and anxiety disorder. Psychotherapy and medications are used to treat panic and anxiety attacks.
Usually when people suffer from panic and anxiety attacks, they are forced into doing their work, which they would have otherwise avoid, but when the symptoms of pain and anxiety keeps them from functioning on a daily basis they need to get treated for the constant attacks.
Symptoms of Panic and Anxiety Attacks
- The first symptoms is when a person starts to avoid his/her daily activities because they give rise to anxiety.
- The next set of symptoms are when anxiety and pain get in the way of a person's work and responsibilities.
- Another one of the noticeable symptoms is when the person feels like there may be danger lurking everywhere.
- The person feels that things may go south if a certain method is not followed. This is another one of the symptoms of anxiety and panic attacks.
A person suffering from these symptoms, and maybe some other signs that run on the same lines, is suffering from anxiety and pain attacks. These symptoms mean that it is time for the person to get treated.
Top Medications for Pain and Anxiety Disorder
- Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors: These are also known as SSRIs. They ensure that the body does not absorb all the serotonin that is present in the system. The presence of serotonin assures that the patient’s mood is uplifted and the symptoms start fading. It is one of the top methods of treating pain and anxiety attacks. SSRIs include fluoxetine, sertraline, escitalopram, citalopram, and paroxetine.
- Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors: These are also known as SNRIs. They stop the brain cells from absorbing neurotransmitters serotonin and norepinephrine by boosting up their levels. Other medications may give rise to headaches and similar side effects whereas SNRIs serve the purpose efficiently. They include duloxetine and venlafaxine.
- Benzodiazepines: These are used for treating short-term anxiety and panic attacks. They include clonazepam, lorazepam, alprazolam, and diazepam. They are known to have a good effect on curbing muscular tension and boosting relaxation and other physical anxiety symptoms. They are also used long term, but that may lead the patient to depend upon the medication and lower the levels of tolerance in the patient.
- Tricyclic antidepressants: To combat the long-term use of benzodiazepines, doctors now recommend tricyclic antidepressants for pain and anxiety disorders. These include imipramine, amitriptyline, and notriptyline. They are very effective when it comes to treating the disorder but they come along with many side effects such as dry mouth, constipation, blurry vision, etc.
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