Current treatments of anxiety disorders
Summary. The group of anxiety disorders, according with the International Classification of Diseases-10, includes generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, specific fobias and social anxiety disorder, is a common problem with lifetime prevalence in every fifth inhabitant of the developed countries. One of the most problematic conditions in context of effective treatment is generalized anxiety disorder which is characterized by continuous excessive worrying about number of nonspecific events or activities. Approximately ⅓ of all patients do not respond to antidepressants. Modern guidelines started to recommend other drug groups for management of anxiety. One of such groups is antiepileptic drugs, particularly pregabalin. The current state of problem and cases in which alternative treatment can be useful has been analyzed in the review.
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