anxiolytics


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anxiolytics

; 'minor' tranquillizers agents used in the lowest possible effective dose for the shortest possible time to reduce presurgical anxiety, e.g. diazepam; lorazepam
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However, the effect(s) of propolis on the Central Nervous System (CNS), such as depressant and anxiolytic effects, have been poorly reported.
Kava may therefore possess a notable advantage over other widely used anxiolytics such as benzodiazepines, which (along with ethanol) significantly impair multiple components of executive function (Noel 2001, Schweizer 2004, Stewart 2005).
1% of those who continuously take benzodiazepine anxiolytic said that they are diagnosed as autonomic nerve imbalance, followed by insomnia, panic disorder, anxiety neurosis and menopause.
In general, barbiturates have been found to have the same effects as benzodiazepines in paradigms used to assess the effects of anxiolytics (DeLorey, Kissin, Brown, & Brown, 1993; Leidenheimer, Whiting, & Harris, 1993; and see Iversen & Iversen, 1981; Polc, 1988, for reviews).
Key clinical point: Patients with ankylosing spondylitis who use opiates are far more likely to self-report depression than are those who do not use opiates, with declining use of opiates in those on antidepressants or anxiolytics.
Nonetheless the present findings support the role of chamomile as an anxiolytic in patients with mild GAD.
A regression analysis found that narcotic use was significantly associated with low health-related quality of life; rating pain as the most bothersome symptom; having a larger number of hospitalizations and surgeries; and the concurrent use of antidepressants, anxiolytics, and antacid medications.
This is further evidence that even small doses of anxiolytics could have a detrimental effect for the mother," he said.
This pocket-sized guide to psychopharmacology covers general principles and classes of psychotropic medications: antidepressants; anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics; antipsychotics; mood stabilizers; stimulants; and cognitive enhancers.
Drug classes covered: antidepressants, antipsychotics, psychostimulants, hypnotics, sedatives, and anxiolytics.
5% reported use of anxiolytics, sedatives, or hypnotics.
The benzodiazepine binding site of GABAA receptors as a target for the development of novel anxiolytics.