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What anti depressant are best for treating anxiety if someone already suffers from Parkinson's? My brother suffers from anxiety as apart of his illness. I would appreciate any advice on this. Thank you.

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Anxiety can be difficult to treat effectively with medications. However, some antidepressant drugs have anti-anxiety effects and can be beneficial. Benzodiazepine drugs, such as Valium or Klonopin, are in this classification. These medications must be used with caution because there is a tendency to increase the dose over time. An over-sedation can be a problem. Many patients with PD can benefit from these medications in small doses and in addition to reducing anxiety; benzodiazepines can help alleviate other Parkinson symptoms such as muscle cramping, involuntary dyskinetic movements, and insomnia.
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I'm not sure where roxanna is getting her information. Firstly, anxiety can be treated very effectively with medications and cognitive therapy. Secondly, Benzodiazepines are NOT antidepressants. They are mild tranquilizers that are often used to treat anxiety for the short term.
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NEVER have heard of our found anyone with 'short term' anxiety! IF you have anxiety disorder you have NO CURE! Only option is medication. EXTENSIVE therphy (SIX YEARS!) twice a week (1 individual session & 1 group session) 2twice a week EVERY week DID NOTHING to eliminate anxiety disorder!!!!) ONLY RELIEF was xanex, I've been on it for 30 (YES THIRTY) years! Tolerance has occurred and doseage increased. Now take 6 MG daily and have tolerance has once again occurred.
After 30 years on this med, NEVER have abused ANY med! Now need 2 mg daily additionally. Dr.'s in Fla. are too afraid of scrutiny by AMA and Fla. strict drug policies; cannot get needed increased dose.
At 75 years of age and no history of abuse what does it matter how much I take!!?? It's a little late to
go back to .50 mg. of 30 years ago!!!! I only take xanex to control anxiety and function normally on a daily basis. I do not drink, tale any drugs, or take more xanex than prescribed.
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