Anxiety Disorders (02:10)
Viewers are introduced to anxiety disorders and oriented to what will be covered in the upcoming program. Anxiety becomes pathological when it impairs daily functioning.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (02:35)
Learn about the symptoms and physiology of generalized anxiety as well as the therapeutic and pharmacological treatments that are used to treat this maladaptive disorder.
Psychotropic Medications (02:19)
Medications used to treat anxiety are known as anxiolytics. Benzodiazepines include alprazolam and diazepam. Requests for increased dosage after symptoms are controlled may be a sign of drug seeking behavior.
Side Effects of BZDPs (01:08)
The main side effects of benzodiazepines are sedation, slow muscle movement, and falls. These compounds are withdrawn gradually to decrease the effects of drug dependence. SSRIs may be used to replace BZDPs.
Panic Disorder (02:14)
Learn about the symptoms and physiology of this anxiety disorder. Tricyclic antidepressants and SRIs have shown to be effective in preventing panic attacks. MOAIs are not widely used because of drug interactions.
Phobic Disorders (01:59)
Learn about the symptoms and physiology of this anxiety disorder. Untreated phobias can lead to other psychiatric conditions. Phobias are responsive to cognitive and behavioral psychotherapy and pharmacological treatments.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (03:19)
Learn about the symptoms and physiology of OCD. Without interference, this disorder does not show anxiety but behaviors create a general constriction of the personality. SSRIs and therapy are the most common treatment.
Credits: Anxiety Disorders: Psychotropic Medications (00:32)
Credits: Anxiety Disorders: Psychotropic Medications
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