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Panic can just be panic!

Posted by spike4848 on December 16, 2001, at 21:17:15

In reply to Re: Elizabeth and Alan gilbert, posted by Alan on December 16, 2001, at 20:02:19

Gilbert,

A new evolving trending in psychiatry is to re-label behavior as being, "in the bipolar spectrum." I think now people have classified Bipolar types I,I and 1/2, II, III, IV and V. But some times people may just have panic or shyness or aggressiveness, they are not bipolar X or XII. More important than diagnotic labels ....which are for doctors ... is how YOU feel. If xanax if effective, use it and find a doctor that will prescribe it.

I have seen way too many panic patients under treated, mainly with ssri's and tca's alone. Granted, some do well with ssri's and tca's, but many people actually feel worst-even after the initial stimulation period in the beginning. Many panic patients do extremely well with benzodiazapines alone. And not only do they not increase their dose, most patient take a stable dose for years.... and try to taper off the benzo periodically.

Spike


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