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Chapter 16

Psychotherapeutic Drugs

Unpleasant state of mind characterized by a sense of dread and fear Anxiety
Major anxiety disorders Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Panic disorder Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Social phobia Generalized anxiety disorder GAD), Simple phobia
Severe emotional disorder that impairs the mental function of the affected individual to the point that the individual cannot participate in activities of daily living exp- Schizophrenia Psychosis
Reduce anxiety by reducing overactivity in the central nervous system Anxiolytic drugs
Most commonly prescribed anxiolytic Benzodiazepine
Toxicity of Benzodiazepine Flumazenil
Most commonly prescribed anxiolytic for short term relief of anxiety associate with depression Alprazolam
Long acting benzodiazepine, relief of anxiety, management of alcohol withdrawal, reversal of status epilepticus preoperative sedation, and as an adjunct for the relief of skeletal muscle spasms Diazepam
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