Our expert says:
Aterax is not addictive, and though popular with some GPs, was not a well recommended drug. I had not heard that it was now off the market, but womn't miss it. It was in most people extremel;y sedative.
Firstly, one needs a skilled diagnosis of anxiety, such as a psychiatrist can provide, before deciding on the most probably effective treatment. Some antidepressants also very usefully reduce anxiety, Also, a form of talking therapy, Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy ( CBT ) os very effective and doesn't take long ; it helps you recognize and deal better with the factors that trigger your anxiety, and to relax as a personal skill, when you need to, rather than needing to rely on medication.
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