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Posted on Mon, 14 Aug 2017 in Mental Health
Question: Anxiety issues, head pressure, nightly wake ups, irritable.
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Consultation

Detailed Answer:
Hello, and thanks for your question.

What you are describing is consistent with generalized anxiety. Xanax is NOT a good medication for this condition, because Xanax leads to addiction, withdrawal, seizures, coma, memory loss, and rebound anxiety. I would instead recommend treatment with an SSRI medication such as sertraline, escitalopram, or fluoxetine. These are safer and more effective in the long term.

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