Anxiously Awaited News: Antidepressant Effectively Relieves Symptoms of Anxiety Disorder
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Researchers are showing that the antidepressant Effexor XR gives long-term
relief from generalized anxiety disorder, a mental health condition that makes
people feel constantly worried over everyday problems. It affects about 5% of
Americans today, and two in three patients are women.
Test subjects receiving the drug did better after six months than those not
getting it, leading an observer to say that patients should be willing to stick
with this therapy in order to get good long-term results.
Patients tend to have generalized anxiety for life but can benefit after
taking Effexor XR for two months. Some patients can't use this medicine because
it can cause side effects like nausea and can have bad interactions with other