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Archive for August, 2010

Anxiety Depression

Anxiety and Depression go hand in hand, but the relationship between them though can be hard to understand. For some people, anxiety is the main problem and they become “depressed” as a result of the effect anxiety has on their life. Although unpleasant, this may be real clinical depression or a case of low mood, […]

Drugs for fear of flying

There is nothing wrong with taking prescription drugs for fear of flying. Many people find these drugs safe and effective, and a life-saver! Assuming you don’t fly three times a week, then the drugs of choice for you will probably be a benzodiazepine. The common prescriptions are Valium, Lorazepam and Xanax. These drugs are addictive […]

Tryptophan Anxiety Dose

The debate rages on about the usefulness of Tryptophan in the fight against anxiety. Fact: your body needs Tryptophan to make serotonin. If you follow a diet very low on tryptophan, such as a strict vegan diet with too little protein in the form of nuts and soya etc, you quickly become fatigued and miserable, […]

Xanax Rebound Anxiety

Xanax (alprazolam), like other benzodiazepines, is famous for its rebound anxiety – the anxiety that you can get after you stop taking a drug or as the effects of the drug wear off. With Xanax you can get a rebound effect just from taking the drug once. It is in essence a bit like a […]

Does Xanax Work for Anxiety?

Xanax (generic name alprazolam) definitely does work. Most people find, that with the right dose, they can effectively control anxiety to the point where it doesn’t bother them. In that respect Xanax is the most effective medication for anxiety and panic attacks that you will ever take. Let’s all take Xanax No, accept for a […]

Rebound Anxiety

Rebound Anxiety is anxiety that is caused by stopping taking some form of medication. It is most common to get rebound anxiety from tranquilisers such as benzodiazepines (see Does Xanax Work for Anxiety) and also anti-depressant SSRI’s such as Prozac and Celexa. Rebound anxiety is thought to be caused by the fact that many drugs […]

How Physical is Anxiety

I recently read about a woman who had a mental disorder and was trying to come to terms with the possibility she had been abused as a child. As I read I became angry at the arrogance of psychology. The idea that everything we feel has a psychological basis is accepted not because it’s true, […]