<p><strong>What Is Generalized Anxiety Disorder?</strong></p>
<p>Anxiety can be a natural, beneficial reaction to stress or danger. Under normal circumstances, anxiety diminishes when the stressful situation ends. But for some people, anxiety persists and serves no constructive purpose. In generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), a person experiences excessive, prolonged worry over everyday concerns, such as job responsibilities, health or family well-being, or even minor matters, such as household chores or personal appearance.</p>
<p>Along with worry itself, GAD may produce such physical symptoms as heart palpitations, sweating, headaches, and nausea. In addition, perpetual anxiety may impair concentration, memory, decision-making ability, and social functioning, such as maintaining intimate relationships or working. GAD is the most common anxiety disorder, affecting 3% of the population. Most people with GAD first have symptoms during young ad...
Several new medications for the treatment of depression have been introduced over the last 20 years. What has been missing is any consistent data about the effectiveness of these "second-generation" antidepressants.
A team of researchers have now reviewed 117 controlled trials to compare second-generation antidepressants for the acute treatment of unipolar major depressive disorder in adults. The medications were reviewed for efficacy (effectiveness), patient acceptability, and cost.
Researchers reviewed 117 controlled trials of second-generation antidepressants.
These trials had a total of 25,928 participants.
The antidepressants compared were:
Medications were judged by the proportion of patien...
Generic Name: ESCITALOPRAM - ORAL Pronounced: (es-sye-TAL-oh-pram) Lexapro Oral Uses
Escitalopram is an antidepressant (selective serotonin
reuptake inhibitor-SSRI) used to treat depression and anxiety. It works by
restoring the balance of certain natural substances (neurotransmitters such as
serotonin) in the brain. Escitalopram may improve your feelings of well-being
and energy level and decrease nervousness.
How To Use Lexapro Oral
Read the Medication Guide and, if available, the Patient
Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start taking
escitalopram and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask
your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth with or without food as
directed by your doctor, usually once daily in the morning or evening. Take it
at the same time each day. The dosage is based on your medical condition and
response to treatment. If you are using the liquid form of this me...
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