Quick Reference Guide to Antidepressant and Antianxiety Medications
Antidepressant and antianxiety medications are among the most widely prescribed medications in our country. When properly prescribed, they can provide considerable help for those who suffer from more severe forms of anxiety and depression. As I have noted in several of the chapters of this book, most prescriptions for these classes of medications are written by primary-care doctors.
While many primary-care physicians are knowledgeable in the treatment of anxiety and depression, two significant problems exist. The first is that often there is grossly inadequate follow-up and not enough time for appropriate patient education. The majority of people treated for anxiety ...