Fear and anxiety are part of life. You may feel anxious before you take a test or walk down a dark street. This kind of anxiety is useful - it can make you more alert or careful. It usually ends soon after you are out of the situation that caused it. But for millions of people in the United States, the anxiety does not go away, and gets worse over time. They may have chest pains or nightmares. They may even be afraid to leave home. These people have anxiety disorders. Types include
- Panic disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Generalized anxiety disorder
Treatment can involve medicines, therapy or both.
NIH: National Institute of Mental Health
Anxiety FDA Approved Drugs
- Treatment of depression and generalized anxiety disorder.
- Treatment of social anxiety disorder.
- Depression, panic disorder, premenstrual disorders and social anxiety disorder.
Amneal PharmsMay 11, 2010
Aurobindo PharmaApr 7, 2010
Dr Reddys Labs LtdJun 13, 2008
Heritage Pharms IncJan 9, 2009
MylanJun 13, 2008
Prinston IncAug 4, 2010
Sun Pharm Inds IncJun 13, 2008
TevaAug 3, 2006
Yaopharma Co LtdMay 28, 2015
Zydus Pharms UsaJun 13, 2008
Anchen PharmsMar 16, 2012
Aurobindo Pharma LtdApr 14, 2011
Nostrum Labs IncMar 24, 2017
Orchid HlthcareJul 11, 2011
Osmotica PharmMay 20, 2008
Sun Pharma GlobalAug 18, 2010
Torrent Pharms LlcJun 1, 2011
Valeant Pharms NorthApr 15, 2011
WockhardtApr 14, 2011
Zydus Pharms Usa IncApr 14, 2011
Home Remedies for Anxiety
Lavender essential oil has a delightful fragrance, reduces stress and creates a warm and welcoming environment. Used with a carrier oil, it helps heal minor burns, cuts, insect bites / bee stings, eczema, dandruff, dry skin, and soothes anxiety.
Lemongrass essential oil helps treats anxiety and depression. It also deodorizes and fight bacteria and repels insects.
St. John's Wort can be used to relieve anxiety and act as an antidepressant. Take as directed. Approved for as a medicine in Germany. Not recognized in the United States as an effective antidepressant. The plant is poisonous to livestock. Contain a phytochemical chemicals, hyperforin and hypericin, which are make skin sensitive to light with extended use.
Mechanism - Hypericum perforatum
Felter's Materia Medica on Anxiety
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The whole herb Lycopus virginicus, Linné (Nat. Ord. Labiatae). Common in shady, moist and boggy places throughout the United States. Dose, 1 to... / ...known to undergo marked improvement under its administration. It quickly relieves the suffering and anxiety nearly always experienced in heart diseases; and is of especial value to relieve the rapid h... / ...in simple diarrhea (lientery), dysenteric diarrhea, and especially in the diarrhea of phthisis, and the gastric disturbances of the drunkard.3
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The rhizome and roots of Sanguinaria canadensis, Linné (Nat. Ord. Papaveraceae), gathered in autumn after the leaves and scape have died to the... / .... The muscles relax, the skin becomes cold and clammy, the pupils dilate, there is great thirst and anxiety, and the heart's action becomes slower and irregular. Spinal reflexes are reduced and paraly... / ...in debilitated subjects. When due to vicarious menstruation, hemorrhage from the lungs is said to have been controlled by it. It may be used als3
2) Bergner, Pal., Griswold, Alexandra F., Hufford, David J., et al. . Morton Grove, Il: Publications International, 2017.
3) Felter, Harvey Wickes, 1922, The Eclectic Materia Medica, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Cincinnati, Ohio.