There are many prescription drugs on the market that claim to be able to cure anxiety and panic attacks. But do they work? What & # 39; m say a lot of allegations against the multi-billion dollar industry of medicine.
The truth is, drugs are not effective treatment, not to cure panic attacks or generalized anxiety disorder. In fact, the drugs are often exacerbated by anxiety and panic, and can cause suicidal thoughts, anxiety increases, and a whole host of other side effects and withdrawal symptoms.
David Burns, one of the most prominent therapists in the field of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), wrote about the ineffectiveness of drugs such as therapists and many other leading experts in the field of anxiety disorders. You have to understand that drugs belonging to two main classes, which tend to treat anxiety: selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) and benzodiazepenes ( "benzos"). They were both different problems. Let & # 39; and it begins with an SSRI.
SSRIs are found to be no more effective than placebo (meaning without a pill drugs) to treat mild depression, and show similar effects in the treatment of anxiety.
There are many different types and brand of the SSRIs, which include:
citalopram (Celexa, Cipramil, Cipro, dals, in the preamble, Emocal, brooms, Seropram, Citox, cited) , dapoxetine (Priligy), escitalopram (Lexapro, Cipralex, Seroplex, Esertia), fluoxetine (Prozac, Fontex, Seromex, Seronil, Sarafem, Lados, Motives, Fluctin (EUR) Fluox (NZ), Press (UZB), horses ( AUS)), fluvoxamine (Luvox, Fevarin, Faverin, Dumyrox, Favoxil, Movox) indalpine (Upstene) (discontinued), paroxetine (Paxil, Seroxat, Sereupin, Aropax, Deroxat, Divarius, REXETIN, Xetanor, paroxetine, Loxamine) sertraline (Zoloft, Lustral, Serlain, Asentra), vilazodone (Viibyrd) zimelidine (Zelman, Normud) (discontinued)
David Burns argues excellent book When panic attacks that SSRIs are essentially the same as placebo. The placebo effect if the patient & # 39; Optimism fuels and improvements in the actual recovery process. This means that the only advantage of SSRIs stems from the fact that people think that the tablets makes them better. St. John & # 39; s Wort did not fare better than Zoloft (SSRIs common) either. About a third of patients taking placebo is "cured". This caused particular are taking birth control pills recovery is accompanied by a hit by qualified doctors.
In some studies, SSRIs performed better than the placebo group, but this may very well be the reason that unethical methods of analysis. As David Burns notes:
"Patients are also informed that the placebo completely indifferent, so if you receive a placebo, it has absolutely no side effects or the effect of any Conversely, they & # 39; re was told that. if they are given antidepressants, you should expect some side effects such as stomach upset, diarrhea, nervousness, difficulty sleeping, or loss of sexual desire when the test begins, patients who experience side effects usually conclude that & # 39;. taking the antidepressant contrast to patients. who do not experience any side effects normally conclude that & # 39;. placebo "
it means that these tests are not truly double blind. In other words, the medical company uses deliberately skewed and sub-par test methods in order to increase the apparent "efficiency" of the drugs in the study.
They do this because of billions of dollars at stake, literally. The pharmaceutical industry is largely, but not limited to, damaged industry. Money is more important than the clinical objectivity.
The other major class of drugs commonly used benzodiazapenes, also known as "benzos". These drugs are taken quickly to reduce anxiety, and tend to be effective in the short term. The problem is that addiction can cause withdrawal symptoms and will not cure anxiety disappear after. Anxiety often return as strong as ever.
Ativan (lorazepam) and Xanax (alprazolam) are two of the most popular benzodiazepines. Others include Librium (chlordiazepoxide), Tranxene (clorazepate), Valium (diazepam), Paxipam (halazepam) SERAX (oxazepam), Centrax (prazepam) and Doral (quazepam), clorazepate, diazepam and Klonopin (clonazepam).
I have personally experienced the effects of Ativan rushed to the hospital after a panic attack. After running tests on the heart, the doctors told me that I was healthy Ativan and injected into my arm. Then I got a small bottle of Ativan tablets. Calming effects of lorazepam definitely got rid of my anxiety in the short term, but ultimately did nothing if you do not already use it. He continued panic attacks almost on a daily basis.
It was not until I learned of psychotherapeutic treatment for anxiety disorders that eventually cured my panic, phobias, agoraphobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety, and depression. Finally, a way to rid yourself of anxiety and panic at not finding a "magic pill" but changing the thinking and engaging in emotional expression, a healthy lifestyle and other changes in thinking and behavior.