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Medicational therapy of anxiety

An anxiety ailment is the most common mental illness that affects patients in the world. The treatment for it is therapy and medication usually in a combination. Below is a discussion on the merits of both therapies as well as 1mg Xanax.

 

The advantages of cognitive behavioral therapy

 

This is the most practiced form of therapy for anxiety disorders as it provides the best results. Cognitive behavioral therapy is successful in helping patients dealing with all types of anxiety disorders such as generalized anxiety disorder or GAD, phobias, social anxiety and panic disorders. This type of therapy is conducted in two parts. The first part known as cognitive therapy investigates how your negative thoughts/fear contributes towards your anxiety. The second part known as behavior therapy investigates your reaction to these anxiety triggers. One important aspect of this mode of therapy is the process of challenging your thoughts. The first step in this involves identifying your negative thought that is causing you anxiety. Step 2 involves you challenging your thought. Instead of succumbing to the anxiety being caused by the problem you challenge the thought as to why it will affect you now as it has never done so before. Step 3 involves substituting the negative thought that you have identified and challenged with more realistic thought. Special emphasis is placed on the word realistic. Not a vague positive thought but rather a realistic thought that you know is true. For example

 

Thought: what if I pass out in the middle of my presentation in front of all my co-workers

Realistic replacement: it has not happened before so why will it happen this time?

Thought: my boss will think that I am an embarrassment

Realistic replacement: the chances of passing out are minimal at best. But even so, pressure affects best of us. Let me just focus on doing my bit and forget everything else

 

Medication

 

Xanax bars or alprazolam is anti-anxiety medication belonging to the class of medicines known as benzodiazepines. These medications are very powerful in nature. They enhance the GABA activity in the brain and central nervous system. This slows down displacement of brain chemicals that normally occurs during an anxiety attack. Alprazolam possesses the following properties that are considered ideal when dealing with anxiety or panic attacks

 

Anti- seizure

Fast reduction of anxiety symptoms both physical as well as psychological

Ability to prevent panic attacks

Helps anxiety patients sleep.

 

However, these medications are not for long term use as they could cause more harm than good. So confirm with your doctor your dosing schedule and usage guidelines.

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