persistent anxiety

persistent anxiety

A popular term for chronic anxiety, variously attributed to a serotonin imbalance. Persistent anxiety is more common in certain families and may have a hereditary component.
 
Clinical findings
Worry, irritability, insomnia, disturbed sleep, loss of concentration, tachycardia, tremor, hot flashes, nausea, diarrhoea, upset stomach, shortness of breath, headaches, myalgia.
 
Management
Serotonin-specific reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)—e.g., fluoxetine (Prozac), citalopram (Celexa); azapirones (5-HT1A receptor agonists)—e.g., buspirone (Buspar).

persistent anxiety

Psychiatry A popular term for chronic anxiety, variously attributed to a serotonin imbalance; PA has a familial tendency and may have hereditary factors Symptoms Worry, irritability, insomnia, disturbed sleep, loss of concentration, tachycardia, tremor, hot flashes, nausea, diarrhea, upset stomach, SOB, headaches, myalgia Management Buspirone
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