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Anxiety is an emotion characterized by an unpleasant state of inner turmoil. Everyone feels anxious now and then. It’s a normal emotion. For example, you may feel nervous when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or before making an important decision. Anxiety disorders are different, though. They are a group of mental illnesses, and the distress they cause can keep you from carrying on with your life normally. For people who have one, worry and fear are constant and overwhelming, and can be disabling. But with treatment, many people can manage those feelings and get back to a fulfilling life. Types of Disorders Anxiety disorder is an umbrella term that includes different conditions: Panic disorder. You feel terror that strikes at random. During a panic attack, you may also sweat, have chest pain, and feel palpitations (unusually strong or irregular heartbeats). Sometimes you may feel like you’re choking or having a heart attack. Social anxiety disorder. Also called social phobia, this is when you feel overwhelming worry and self-consciousness about everyday social situations. You fixate about others judging you or on being embarrassed or ridiculed. Specific phobias. You feel intense fear of a specific object or situation, such as heights or flying. The fear goes beyond what’s appropriate and may cause you to avoid ordinary situations. Generalized anxiety disorder. You feel excessive, unrealistic worry and tension with little or no reason. HOMOEOPATH Phosphorus: People needing this may be bright-eyed, social, loving, and empathic—but when frightened, they are excitable, suggestible, “spaced out, ” easily vexed, fearful of robbers, and in need of reassurance. They gulp cold water (but then either vomit it or get nauseated by it) and are much worse at night. Their anxiety often has something to do with love; they worry endlessly about the object of their attachment not returning their affections. They can be very angry about rejection and obsess on it. Pulsatilla: Sensitive, easily upset people who need a great deal of consolation and reassurance and are as changeable as an April day. They tend toward childish rumination and pouting if they don’t get the attention and emotional security they crave, quickly becoming fearful of rejection. Dependent on others for reassurance. Worse in warm rooms, being covered in bed, and after eating rich foods; better from fresh air, mild exercise, and consolation. Silica: Lack self-confidence and fearful of new undertakings, especially speaking in public. Yielding, yet obstinate. Overly conscientious/anxious about trifles (obsessive); they overwork and exhaust themselves to avoid failure. Chilly, thirsty, chronically constipated, and better with consolation and sympathy. Stramonium: Night terrors, both in sleep and waking states. The person is anxious, obsessive-compulsive, and feels forsaken or alone in the wilderness (similar to Pulsatilla); but a mild demeanor may mask violence of thought or action. Mania, delirium, or diabolical delusions may be present. HOMOEOPATH HOMEOPATH HOMEOPATHY BEST HOMEOPATHIC DOCTOR BEST HOMEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN HOMOEOPATHIC DOCTOR PSYCHOLOGIST BEST HOMEOPATHIC PSYCHOLOGIST BEST CHILD PSYCHOLOGIST SEXOLOGIST BEST HOMEOPATHIC SEXOLOGIST. For more info visit us at http://www.drthakkarhomoeopath.in/updates/anxiety-is-an-emotio/5c149a949449bf00011c00a0?utm_source=facebookpageDr. Thakkar Homoeopathic Specialist Toxin Therapist6 Likes10 Answers
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#HolisticMedicine #CCAUpdates ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION Here is an article of a list of all the major medications of anxiety disorder and the problems they address. Each of the major problems (panic attacks, generalized anxiety, and so forth), with descriptions of the commonly recommended medications for that difficulty has been described. BENZODIAZEPINES alprazolam (Xanax) panic, generalized anxiety, phobias, social anxiety, OCD clonazepam (Klonopin) panic, generalized anxiety, phobias, social anxiety diazepam (Valium) generalized anxiety, panic, phobias lorazepam (Ativan) generalized anxiety, panic, phobias oxazepam (Serax) generalized anxiety, phobias chlordiazepoxide (Librium) generalized anxiety, phobias BETA BLOCKERS propranolol (Inderal) social anxiety atenolol (Tenormin) social anxiety TRICYCLIC ANTIDEPRESSANTS imipramine (Tofranil) panic, depression, generalized anxiety, PTSD desipramine (Norpramin, Pertofrane and others) panic, generalized anxiety, depression, PTSD nortriptyline (Aventyl or Pamelor) panic, generalized anxiety, depression, PTSD amitriptyline (Elavil) panic, generalized anxiety, depression, PTSD doxepin (Sinequan or Adapin) panic, depression clomipramine (Anafranil) panic, OCD, depression OTHER ANTIDEPRESSANTS trazodone (Desyrel) depression, generalized anxiety MONOAMINE OXIDASE INHIBITORS (MAOIs) phenelzine (Nardil) panic, OCD, social anxiety, depression, generalized anxiety, PTSD tranylcypromine (Parnate) panic, OCD, depression, generalized anxiety, PTSD SELECTIVE SEROTONIN REUPTAKE INHIBITORS (SSRIs) fluoxetine (Prozac) OCD, depression, panic, social anxiety, PTSD, generalized anxiety fluvoxamine (Luvox) OCD, depression, panic, social anxiety, PTSD, generalized anxiety sertraline (Zoloft) OCD, depression, panic, social anxiety, PTSD, generalized anxiety paroxetine (Paxil) OCD, depression, panic, social anxiety, PTSD, generalized anxiety escitalopram oxalate (Lexapro) OCD, panic,depression, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, PTSD, generalized anxiety citalopram (Celexa) depression, OCD, panic, PTSD, generalized anxiety SEROTONIN-NOREPINEPHRINE REUPTAKE INHIBITORS (SNRIS) venlafaxine (Effexor) panic, OCD, depression, social anxiety, generalized anxiety venlafaxine XR (Effexor XR) panic, OCD, depression, social anxiety, generalized anxiety duloxetine (Cymbalta) generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic, OCD MILD TRANQUILIZER buspirone (BuSpar) generalized anxiety, OCD, panic ANTICONVULSANTS Valproate (Depakote) panic Pregabalin (Lyrica) generalized anxiety disorder Gabapentin (Neurontin) generalized anxiety, social anxiety A. Panic Attacks For panic attacks, the greatest benefit that medications can provide is to enhance the patient's motivation and accelerate progress toward facing panic and all of its repercussions. For a drug to help in this area, it must help in at least one of the two stages of panic. The first stage is anticipatory anxiety: all the uncomfortable physical symptoms and negative thoughts that rise up as you anticipate facing panic. The second stage is the symptoms of the panic attack itself. Both current research and clinical experience suggest that certain medications may help reduce symptoms during one or both of these stages for some people. However, if a medication can specifically block the panic attack itself, many patients no longer anticipate events with such anxiety and can overcome their phobias more quickly. The primary medications used today for panic disorder are several types of antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), and the benzodiazepines (sometimes in combination with these SSRIs). The selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most commonly prescribed drugs for panic today and offer fewer side effects than the tricyclic antidepressants. These include fluoxetine (Prozac), fluvoxamine (Luvox), sertraline (Zoloft), paroxetine (Paxil), citalopram (Celexa) and escitalopram (Lexapro). In studies of patients with panic disorder, 75 to 80% of those placed on an SSRI significantly improve. This rate is equal to the success rate of the tricyclic antidepressants that have proven helpful. The serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SSNR) venlafaxine (Effexor) has also been shown to help control panic attacks, as has the mild tranquilizer buspirone (BuSpar). The most common benzodiazepines for panic attacks are alprazolam (Xanax), alprazolam XR (Xanax XR), and clonazepam (Klonopin). They block panic attacks quicker than the antidepressants, often in a week or two. They are also used as needed before a panic-provoking situation. They tend to have fewer side effects than the antidepressants. However, they can cause withdrawal symptoms as you taper off them. Because alprazolam is quicker acting than clonazepam, its withdrawal effects can be stronger as well. In studies on panic disorder, 43% of patients on alprazolam improved after eight weeks on less than 4 mg per day, and 30% get better on 4 to 6 mg per day. The quick acting nature of alprazolam makes it an ideal medication to take as needed just before panic-provoking events. It takes about 15 to 20 minutes to offer you its anxiety-reducing benefits. If you place it under your tongue to dissolve (called sublingual), it can offer benefits within 5 to 8 minutes. Be ready for its bitter taste! Clonazepam and is the extended release (XR) formula of alprazolam last longer in the body than alprazolam. This allows you to dose twice a day for a full 24-hour coverage, while alprazolam requires four or five dosings for the same period. Some investigators believe they are a better choice than alprazolam during those times because their primary effects are not as strong and also wear off more slowly. When you are practicing the skills of facing your fears, if you notice the effects of a medication, you may tend to attribute your successes more to the medication than to your own efforts. Medications should serve as helpers to your own courage and skills and not get all the credit for good results. Because alprazolam XR’s and clonazepam's effects can be less noticeable, you will be more likely to say, "Hey, I did it!" instead of saying, "Boy, that drug really works well. Thank goodness it was there to save me!" However, some patients don't like how long the effects last. No reliable studies support the use of other minor tranquilizers such as oxazepam (Serax), chlordiazepoxide (Librium) or clorazepate (Tranxene), although these drugs may make the patient feel somewhat calmer. Of the antidepressants, the tricyclic antidepressant drug imipramine (Tofranil) has the longest track record for treating panic attacks. Other tricyclic antidepressant drugs that can help control panic attacks are desipramine (Norpramin or Pertofrane), nortriptyline (Aventyl or Pamelor), amitriptyline (Elavil), doxepin (Sinequan or Adapin), trazodone (Desyrel) and clomipramine (Anafranil). In studies of patients with panic disorder, 75 to 80% of those placed on an antidepressant significantly improve. Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) are another family of antidepressants that manage the symptoms of panic. Research studies support extensive clinical experience that shows phenelzine (Nardil) as the preferred MAOI. Tranylcypromine (Parnate) is also sometimes effective. The antidepressants amoxapine (Asendin) and maprotiline (Ludiomil) are not generally effective for panic disorder. Bupropion (Wellbutrin) does not have enough evidence yet to verify its effectiveness for panic. If a physician recommends a combination of a benzodiazepine and an antidepressant, two approaches are possible. One is to take the antidepressant daily and use a benzodiazepine as needed for increased periods of anxiety or panic. Another method is to use the benzodiazepine with the antidepressant during the first month or two of treatment. As the primary effects of the antidepressant begin, after 4 to 8 weeks, the patient then slowly tapers off the benzodiazepine. B. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder For those suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), medications can reduce the degree of intensity of the worries and their corresponding distress. Medications do not prevent obsessions from occurring. However, when the medication lessens the strength of the worries, the patient can then use self-help skills to control them. The SSRIs appear helpful in treating OCD, as well as the antidepressants clomipramine (Anafranil) and venlafaxine (Effexor). The anti-obsessional benefits of any of these medications may not be fully apparent until 5 to 10 weeks after treatment starts. Imipramine, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), venlafaxine, alprazolam and the mild tranquilizer buspirone (BuSpar) also show some indications of being useful for certain individuals. In addition, some patients with OCD may also have an underlying mood disorder and can benefit by the drug lithium. About 20% of individuals with OCD also have tics, which are sudden, uncontrollable physical movements (such as eye blinking) or Tourette’s syndrome, which includes vocalizations (such as throat clearing). The atypical antipsychotics such as risperidone, clozapine and quetiapine, and the blood pressure drugs clonidine and guanfacine, can help with these tics and Tourette’s symptoms. Your physician can help determine what medications can be used in combination with any of these. Tricyclic antidepressants and Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) have not been shown to be helpful for OCD. C. General Anxiety For those with general anxiety, medications help reduce some of the symptoms of anxiety. All of the SSRIs appear beneficial, as well as many of the tricyclic antidepressants. Other commonly prescribed drugs are buspirone (BuSpar), trazodone, venlafaxine and several of the benzodiazepines, such as diazepam (Valium), alprazolam (Xanax), lorazepam (Ativan), oxazepam (Serax) and chlordiazepoxide (Librium). D. Simple Phobias For those with simple phobias, medications can help to reduce the tensions associated with entering the fearful situation. A patient can take a low dose of a benzodiazepine about one hour before exposure to the phobic stimulus to help reduce anticipatory anxiety. If this is not sufficient, the physician can prescribe a higher dose for the next time. A chemically dependent patient who is not currently abusing drugs might benefit from one that is not attractive to drug abusers, such as oxazaepam (Serax) or chlordiazepoxide (Librium). It is important to note that medications are not a successful primary treatment of simple phobias. The treatment of choice involves many of the steps you have read about in this book-- learning skills of relaxation and gradually approaching your feared situation while applying those skills. Consider medications only as an option to assist you in your efforts. In a novel approach to treating anxiety, researchers are exploring the use of d-cycloserine, an antibiotic, to enhance learning and memory during cognitive behavioral treatment. Small studies with individuals experiencing specific phobias or social anxiety have shown that, taken one hour before "exposure" treatment, this prescribed drug improved subjects’ success rate. E. Social Anxieties and Phobias For those with social anxieties, medications can help to reduce the tensions associated with entering the fearful situation, to bring a racing heart and sweaty palms under control, and to reduce some shyness. Physicians use several classes of medications that are beneficial, individually or in combination. These include the beta-blockers, benzodiazepines, venlafaxine, the SSRIs and trazodone. The drugs with the longest history of use with social anxiety are the beta adrenergic blocking agents, also known as beta blockers. The most commonly used are propranolol (Inderal) and atenolol (Tenormin). The patient can take propranolol as needed or in dosages of 10 to 20 mg three to four times a day, or atenolol in dosages of 25 to 100 mg once daily. Surprisingly, controlled research studies have not supported the widespread anecdotal reports of success with beta blockers. It's possible that their best use is for occasional mild social anxieties associated with performance. The high potency benzodiazepines clonazepam (1-4 mg per day) and alprazolam (1.5 to 6 mg per day) may also be effective. A combination of a beta blocker and low dosages of clonazepam or alprazolam could be best for some individuals. Current research suggests that the monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), especially phenelzine, are most highly effective medications for treating those with the more generalized form of social anxiety. In studies, about 70% of subjects improve significantly within four weeks. Occasionally, however, a social phobic can experience an exaggerated response to an MAOI and become too talkative, outgoing or socially uninhibited. In that case the prescribing physician will lower the medication dosage or stop it altogether. One approach to drug treatment that experts recommend for social fears is to begin by taking a medication only as needed. If patients are anxious only about specific events and if they experience primarily physical symptoms (sweating, racing heart, etc.), then about one hour before the event, they can take propranolol or atenolol. Propranolol seems to work better for occasional problems, while atenolol may work better for continued problems. If their symptoms are more cognitive (they worry about their performance or the judgment of others), then they can take alprazolam one hour before the event. If they have a mix of these symptoms then a combination of these medications may be more helpful. Benefits of these drugs should last about four hours. If the social anxiety is more general, unpredictable and widespread, then patients may need to take venlafaxine, an MAOI such as phenelzine, or an SSRI such as sertraline. Keep in mind that these medications take several weeks to work. Bupropion (Wellbutrin) does not have enough evidence yet to verify its effectiveness for social anxiety disorder. As mentioned in the previous section, researchers are currently experimenting with the use of d-cycloserine, an antibiotic, to enhance learning and memory during cognitive behavioral treatment. Small studies have shown its benefit with specific phobias and social anxiety. F. Anxiety or Panic with Depression For those suffering from a combination of depression and anxiety or panic, certain antidepressant medications can help reduce the depressive symptoms while simultaneously helping to control the panic attacks. The physician can prescribe one of the tricyclic antidepressants with sedating effects, such as imipramine or one of the MAOI's. It is also possible to combine the use of a tricyclic antidepressant with buspirone or the benzodiazepine alprazolam. G. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Medications can be effective in treating PTSD, acting to reduce its core symptoms as well as lifting depression and reducing disability. The SSRIs appear to be the medications of choice, with some study showing the benefits of tricyclic antidepressants, MAOIs and some anticonvulsants. However, research into the pharmacotherapy of PTSD lags behind that of the other anxiety disorders. In the years to come, other medications or newer drugs may prove to be more effective.Sushmita Haodijam0 Like3 Answers
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Dear friends .... now a days .. so many patients with Corex or Tuusex or ( Codeine Addiction ) are coming with 3 bottle of syrup per day .........& are unable to leave because of severe with drawl ..... & affecting their personal social life .....& sexual life - leading to Divorce n marital discord ... & we treat successfully .... with latest medicine Injection n RTMS therapy ..... I am getting lot of inquiry after people ... seeing you tube ... my video testimony of a patient who was Corex addict & succesfully treated ... & living a normal life .... so i thought of giving all the relevant details about the treatment so that you can also do it at your clinic ... n can help millions ... in our country ... thanks to curofy for let us share our expetise with 1,500,00 fellow collegue doctors compiled with internet 50 sites added with my clinical experience .... Hope it will help you n our India ....young people Codeine Deaddiction What is Codeine? Codeine is part of a group of drugs known as opioids, Opioids interact with opioid receptors in the brain and elicit a range of responses within the body, from feelings of pain relief, to relaxation, pleasure and contentment1 Codeine is used to provide relief from a number of conditions, including: · Pain : Mild to moderate pain, Severe pain (when combined with aspirin or paracetamol) · Cough : Dry irritating cough · Diarrhoea · Cold and flu (when combined with antihistamines and decongestants)1 Codeine is usually swallowed and comes in different forms, including: · Tablets · Capsules · Suppositories · Soluble powders and tablets · Liquids1 Other names Codeine may also be known by a brand or trade name. Some common examples are: Codeines' other names Generic name Brand names Aspirin and codeine Aspalgin®, Codral Cold & Flu Original® Ibuprofen and codeine Nurofen Plus® Paracetamol and codeine Panadeine Forte®, Panamax Co® Paracetamol, codeine and doxylamine Mersyndol® and Mersyndol Forte®, Panalgesic® Overdose If the dose is too high, you might overdose. If you experience any of the below symptoms, Inability to pass urine · Severe constipation and obstructed bowel · Agitation · Cold clammy skin with a bluish tinge · Mental numbness · Very slow, shallow breathing · Hallucinations and sometimes seizures · Coma and death1 Using codeine with other drugs Codeine taken with alcohol can cause mental clouding, reduced coordination and slow breathing.1 Withdrawal Giving up codeine after using it for a long time is challenging because the body has to get used to functioning without it. Withdrawal symptoms usually start within a few hours after the last dose and become strongest between 48 and 72 hours.3 These symptoms can include: · Cravings for codeine · Dilated pupils ( eye) · Abdominal cramps, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting · Lack of appetite · Runny nose and sneezing · Yawning and difficulty sleeping · Trembling, aching muscles and joints · Goosebumps, fever, chills, sweating · Restlessness, irritability, nervousness, depression1,2 Therapies Gradual discontinuation of opioids, Counseling, Supportive therapy and Opioid substitute / replacement therapy Two of the most common drugs used as substitutes during the treatment of opioid dependence are methadone and buprenorphine. When it comes to the treatment of codeine addiction, Buprenorphine is the substitute typically used. The aim of a substitute for codeine is that it can be administered during the detox process when you are trying to break free from your medication. Withdrawal from any type of opiate drug can lead to a range of rather unpleasant withdrawal symptoms, but the use of a drug such as buprenorphine can lessen the severity of the process. He or she will, for example, determine the dose to be taken, which will usually be between 12mg and 16mg. Your doctor might introduce Buprenorphine slowly while at the same time decreasing your dose of codeine. This helps to limit the type and severity of withdrawal symptoms that you might experience. Codeine is also known under the following street names: · Cough syrup · Coties · T-Threes · Schoolboy · Lean · Purple · Drank · Sizzurp Codeine Abuse Statistics · In 2016, the number of paracetamol deaths was 219. Twenty-eight per cent of those involved a paracetamol compound that included codeine. · The number of people attending hospital in England with opiate poisoning in 2015/2016 was 11,660. This related to drugs such as codeine, oxycodone, fentanyl, and morphine. · Codeine is available on prescription only in 25 countries, although it remains legal to purchase it in pharmacies and other outlets in the UK. · In 2015, the UK consumed almost 16% of the world’s share of codeine, second only to India with 19.3% and ahead of the United States with 12.8%. Some of the more common co-occurring disorders of opiate/codeine abuse include: · generalised anxiety disorder · panic disorder · post-traumatic stress disorder · obsessive compulsive disorder · major depressive disorder · Treating withdrawal With a doctor’s guidance, you can typically avoid severe withdrawal side effects. Your doctor will likely advise you to taper off your codeine use slowly rather than suddenly stopping the drug. Gradually reducing your use allows your body to adjust to less and less codeine until your body no longer needs it to function normally. Your doctor can help you through this process or refer you to a treatment center. They may also suggest behavioral therapy and counseling to help you avoid relapse. Your doctor may also suggest certain medications depending on whether you have mild, moderate, or advanced withdrawal symptoms. For mild pain and other symptoms Your doctor may suggest non-narcotic medications to ease more mild withdrawal symptoms. These medications may include: · pain medications such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) and ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) to help reduce mild pain · loperamide (Imodium) to help stop diarrhea · hydroxyzine (Vistaril, Atarax) to help ease nausea and mild anxiety For moderate withdrawal symptoms Your doctor may prescribe stronger medications. Clonidine (Catapres, Kapvay) is often used to reduce anxiety. It can also help ease: · muscle aches · sweating · runny nose · cramps · agitation Your doctor may also prescribe a long-acting benzodiazepine such as diazepam (Valium). This drug can help treat muscle cramps and help you sleep. for advanced withdrawal symptoms If you have severe withdrawal, your doctor may try different options. For instance, they may switch you from codeine to a different medication, such as a different opiate. Or they may prescribe one of three medications that are commonly used to treat opiate addiction and severe withdrawal symptoms: · Naltrexone blocks opioids from acting on the brain. This action takes away the pleasurable effects of the drug, which helps prevent relapse of misuse. However, naltrexone may not stop drug cravings due to addiction. · Methadone helps prevent withdrawal symptoms and cravings. It allows your body function to return to normal and makes withdrawal easier. · Buprenorphine produces weak opiate-like effects, such as euphoria (a feeling of intense happiness). Over time, this drug can reduce your risk of misuse, dependence, and side effects from codeine. WHERE DO DRUGS COME FROM? Drugs like cannabis and heroin come from plants. Other drugs are man-made in laboratories.Dr. Vinod Kumar Goyal17 Likes15 Answers
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m/49 presenting c episodes of severe restlessness c tachycardia and fear of death off / on since 6 months. CBC , rbs, rft, lft, lipid profile are normal .2decho is wnl .no h/o drug addiction,smoking,alcoholism. reports attached .plz give ur valuable opinionDr. Mandeep Kumar2 Likes11 Answers