SSRIs for panic disorder emerging as preferred treatment, N.Y. psychiatrist Gorman says.
SSRI ANTIDEPRESSANTS FOR PANIC DISORDER EMERGING AS BEST TREATMENT option, according to New York State Psychiatric Institute Deputy Director Jack Gorman, MD. Speaking at an Aug. 8 press conference in Washington, D.C., Gorman said the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are replacing alprazolam (Upjohn's Xanax and generics) and other antidepressants as psychiatrists' choice of treatment for the disorder, in combination with cognitive behavioral therapy. The anxiolytic Xanax is approved for treatment of panic disorder.
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