Anti-anxiety Library

  • You Can Worry and Be Happy
    Some time ago, there was a popular song by Bobby McFerrin that urged us “Don’t worry. Be happy.” The ...
  • Top 25 Psychiatric Medication Prescriptions for 2013
    These are the top 25 psychiatric medications by number of U.S. prescriptions dispensed in 2013, according to IMS Health, a global information and technology services ...
  • Acupuncture, Anxiety & Depression
    As our broadband speeds up and our phones get smarter, some matters regarding our health get overlooked -- especially our mental health. Tablets and ...
  • Not Otherwise Specified: Anxiety & the Work of Dr. Robert Hudak
    Southwest Pennsylvania National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) held its annual conference at the beginning of ...
  • 4 of the Biggest Barriers in Bipolar Disorder
    People with bipolar disorder can face many challenges -- from the illness’s fluctuating feelings to its destructive effects ...
  • Top 25 Psychiatric Medication Prescriptions for 2011
    These are the top 25 psychiatric medications by number of U.S. prescriptions dispensed in 2011, according to IMS Health. ...
  • Social Anxiety Disorder Treatment
    Social Anxiety Disorder -- also known as social phobia -- is commonly treated by either psychotherapy or certain types of psychiatric medications. ...
  • Should You Consider Alternative Treatments for Anxiety Disorders?
    Anxiety disorders are one of the most common psychiatric disorders. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), ...
  • Discontinuing Psychiatric Medications: What You Need to Know
    Many people have a dark view of medication withdrawal. They may have read or heard the scary stories about uncomfortable side ...
  • Pregnancy and Psychotropic Medications
    Pregnancy can be a challenging time for women with long-term mental disorders. While mental illness is common among women of childbearing age, it ...
  • Taking Medication: 16 Ways to Become a Smart Self-Advocate
    When we walk into the doctor’s office, for many of us, the scenario looks like this: We list off our symptoms, the doctor asks a few questions, writes out a prescription and we go on ...
  • Living with an Anxiety Disorder
    Learning that you have an anxiety disorder may bring relief (finally having a name for your struggles), more questions (why me?) and more worry (not knowing what to do next). The good news is that ...
  • Upcoming Psychiatric Medications in the Pipeline
    It's hard to understand all of the drugs in development for mental disorders, but here are a few that we've been able to get a handle on that have been recently approved for prescription, or ...
  • Medications and Car Accidents
    It is not clear why older adults have a higher rate of car accidents. Some speculate that vision loss or slowed reaction time plays a role. But a recent Canadian study suggests that a class ...
  • Medications for Anxiety, Panic and Phobias
    Everyone experiences anxiety at one time or another: "butterflies in the stomach" before giving a speech or sweaty palms during a job interview are common symptoms. Other symptoms of anxiety include irritability, uneasiness, jumpiness, feelings ...
  • Treatment of Panic Disorder
    Treatment can bring significant relief to 70 percent to 90 percent of people with panic disorder, and early treatment can help keep the disease from progressing to the later stages where agoraphobia develops. Before undergoing any ...
  • Key Points about Antidepressant Therapy
    It takes from two to six weeks for an antidepressant to begin to work. You may feel worse before you feel better because side effects can occur almost immediately, whereas therapeutic benefits appear later. The ...
  • Anxiety, Worry, and Stress, Oh My: The Bugaboos of Modern Life
    Anxiety, worry, and stress are all afflictions of life in the modern world. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 10 percent of the American population, or 24 million people, suffer from anxiety ...
  • Common Side Effects of Psychiatric Medications
    Benzodiazepines Drowsiness, impaired coordination, memory impairment, dry mouth. Brand names include Xanax, Klonopin, Valium and Ativan. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) Nausea, diarrhea, sexual dysfunction, insomnia, fatigue. Brand names include Celexa, Prozac, Luvox, Paxil and Zoloft. Buspirone ...