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What Works For Anxiety Disorders–Anti-Anxiety Drugs

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Mental Health Medications

September 3, 2016 – 6:40 pm | 349 views
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Mental Health Medications
Overview
Medications can play a role in treating several mental disorders and conditions. Treatment may also include psychotherapy (also called “talk therapy”) and brain stimulation therapies (less common). In some cases, psychotherapy alone may …

What is depression? What are the medications for depression?

August 24, 2016 – 10:05 am | 169 views

What is depression? What are the medications for depression?
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Withdrawal effects

August 21, 2016 – 1:13 pm | 140 views

Withdrawal effects
How can I tell the difference between withdrawal problems and relapse?
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Why do people have withdrawal problems?

August 21, 2016 – 11:36 am | 112 views

Why do people have withdrawal problems?
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Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors

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Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors
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SSRI Discontinuation Syndrome

December 10, 2010 – 4:34 am | 331 views

SSRI discontinuation syndrome

When was the SSRI discontinuation syndrome first recognized?
Reports began to emerge soon after the SSRIs were introduced in the late 1980s.
How common is it? The incidence and prevalence of this syndrome is …