Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Medication For Anxiety And Depression

Depression and Anxiety Medication
Traditional treatment of patients with depression and anxiety disorders include anti-depressant medication and therapy treatment. Anti-depressants like Zoloft, when used in combination with cognitive behavioral therapies, show significantly better improvement in the patients. Research has also shown that Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) are more effective and fast-relieving drugs than sedatives like benzodiazepines. SSRIs are also preferred to benzodiazepines due to the withdrawal effects of the later. Human body becomes physically dependent on benzodiazepines while anti-depressants have not shown any such effects. Tricyclic anti-depressants have also been used to treat anxiety. Psychiatrists often prescribe anti-depressants to treat both the depression as well as anxiety disorders.