Understanding generalized anxiety and panic disorders
Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress. But anxiety disorders, such as generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder, are different because they involve excessive fear and anxiety. They’re some of the most common mental health disorders and affect more than 25 million Americans.
It’s important to know that there are a variety of treatments that may help people with anxiety disorders lead normal and productive lives.
Managing anxiety disorders is not a journey you have to take alone. As with any illness, the first step to managing anxiety disorders is to talk to a doctor. There are effective treatments for these conditions that are available. These can include learning management techniques through therapy, group therapy, and medication.
Only use anxiety medication as directed by a doctor.
RISKS AND PROPER USE
- Use of medication for anxiety disorders should be taken as seriously as the condition itself. Psychological dependence is a risk with all medications called benzodiazepines, including XANAX. This risk may increase if someone:
- takes a dose greater than 4 mg/day for an extended period of time
- has a history of alcohol or drug abuse
Proper use may be an issue for some people taking XANAX. Some people have experienced considerable difficulty when tapering off of or stopping XANAX use, especially those taking higher dosages over a longer period. Anyone prone to addiction should be watched carefully when taking XANAX.
XANAX OFFERS SAVINGS TO PATIENTS
If eligible, patients may pay as little as $2 for each XANAX Bar