Medications For Treating Anxiety

“An anxiety disorder can make you feel ill and cause other symptoms that interfere with daily life” (Howley, 2021).

The person with anxiety is constantly worrying over a minute issue, or one that is enormous. They might even catastrophize over something that is actually irrelevant.

When anxiety is left untreated, this person can begin to no longer participate in activities they once found enjoyable. In essence, the life that they knew begins to shrink.

Howley (2021) reports on the symptoms associated with anxiety, the different brands of anxiety, the kinds of treatment, medications prescribed for the illness, how beneficial these medications are, the health risks from taking certain medications, and other valuable information in, “Anxiety Medicine: 7 Things To Know | U.S. News.”

As an aside, there is a connection between anxiety disorders and heart conditions. When a person has an anxiety “episode”, if you will, their nervous system is under assault. Each subsequent episode inflicts further damage on the nervous system. Thus, people diagnosed with an anxiety disorder will need to secure appointments for heart health exams.

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Reference

Howley, E. K. (2021). Anxiety Medicine: 7 Things To Know. What To Know About Anxiety Medications. Retrieved From Anxiety Medicine: 7 Things To Know | U.S. News

Thyroid And Mental Health

When a therapist diagnosis a patient with depression and one of the anxiety disorders, the potential is strong that the thyroid is the origin of the difficulties.  Additional medical evaluation can prove the patient has autoimmune thyroiditis, also known as AIT.

“Depression And Anxiety More Common In Patients With Thyroid Disease” (Harding, 2018) talked about the symptoms a patient may experience with this cluster of health issues, the conversation a psychiatrist needs to have with patient when thyroid has not been evaluated and depression and anxiety are diagnosed, and the conversation a physician needs to have with patient when thyroid becomes a complication.

 

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Reference

 

Harding, A. (2018).  Depression And Anxiety More Common In Patients With Thyroid Disease.  Retrieved From  https://www.psychcongress.com/news/depression-and-anxiety-more-common-patients-thyroid-disease