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Re: anxiety/depression

Posted by tizza on March 11, 2006, at 5:07:32

In reply to anxiety/depression, posted by med_empowered on March 11, 2006, at 3:42:09

> what I think is interesting is how back in the day "anxiety" was the big problem (notice all the ads for valium and librium, and common use of tranquilizers) while "depression" was considered to be less frequent (it really wasn't until Prozac that "depression" became the stand-by diagnosis in psychiatry). Apparently, some studies show that anti-anxiety agents such as valium can help cases that today are considered "depression," and anti-depressants are sometimes helpful in "anxiety"..the overlap has **always** been considerable; the issue seems to be changing diagnosis criteria and patterns....for instance, Limbitrol (a librium/elavil combo) was introduced in the '70s, as was Triavil (elavil/perphenazine)..both were for mixed anxiety/depression, but it seems that only recently has psychiatry re-visited the connection between the two.

As I have said before I have dx's both ways by numerous doctors. Half said I was depressed and that was causing my anxiety and the other half said that anxiety was causing me to experience depression amongst other things etc, GAD and social phobia. I still don't know what the hell is going on but at the moment I'm depression free but suffering from extreme GAD and social phobia. Any opinions would be greatly appreciated. Paul.




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