Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 759207

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Zyprexa and social anxiety?!

Posted by Ted_Brossnan on May 24, 2007, at 9:10:05

Hello. Does anyone have any experience with or knowledge about zyprexa and social anxiety?! Can it help it?! Does zyprexa relieve anxiety?!

Ed_uk: Hello mate, I am having a break from nardil, just missed being myself without it!

 

Re: Zyprexa and social anxiety?! Ted_Brossnan

Posted by Phillipa on May 24, 2007, at 11:15:48

In reply to Zyprexa and social anxiety?!, posted by Ted_Brossnan on May 24, 2007, at 9:10:05

They say it does. How bad is the social anxiety? Love Phillipa

 

Re: Zyprexa and social anxiety?! Ted_Brossnan

Posted by Phil on May 24, 2007, at 11:36:39

In reply to Zyprexa and social anxiety?!, posted by Ted_Brossnan on May 24, 2007, at 9:10:05

Zyprexa is the ultimate chill pill. When I had a bit of a breakdown a few years ago, my shrink had me come to her office immediately and gave me Zyprexa.
I sunk in the sofa like a noodle.

 

Re: Zyprexa and social anxiety?! Ted_Brossnan

Posted by kaleidoscope on May 24, 2007, at 14:54:46

In reply to Zyprexa and social anxiety?!, posted by Ted_Brossnan on May 24, 2007, at 9:10:05

Hi Ted

Olanzapine is not generally a suitable treatment for social phobia. Although olanzapine may relieve certain types of anxiety, I wouldn't recommend it for SP, except perhaps in the very short-term. In patients whose SP involves semi-psychotic symptoms and paranoia, olanzapine may be appropriate.

 

Re: Zyprexa and social anxiety?!

Posted by med_empowered on May 24, 2007, at 18:09:11

In reply to Re: Zyprexa and social anxiety?! Ted_Brossnan, posted by kaleidoscope on May 24, 2007, at 14:54:46

Zyprexa isn't a good choice for long-term social phobia treatment, unless you're socially phobic in addition to some sort of chronic psychotic disorder. Then...maybe. And if you're freakin out and tense, then maybe, for a little while. Otherwise...probably not a great idea.
Antipsychotics can sometimes *induce* social phobia, probably because of the D2 blocking. There are case studies of people on haldol and high-dose atypicals getting withdrawn, socially phobic, having panic attacks, etc...this was fixed with benzos and a change in antipsychotic or the dose.

High-potency benzos (klonopin, xanax) are good for social phobia. SSRIs...kind of, for some people. Nardil and Parnate help others. Antipsychotics probably aren't a good idea unless there are other issues that respond well to APs...even then, you might still need a benzo.


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