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Group Therapy – Panic and Anxiety, Session 2

This is the second of an 8 week series reviewing panic and anxiety from a group therapy point of view. It is based on the group therapy services available through Langley Memorial Hospital. Feel free to follow along and answer the questions posted in each section.

Session 2: Don’t Fight Panic

Did You Know:

  • Resisting or fighting initial panic symptoms is likely to make them worse.

Two Months Later

Editor’s note: this is a continuation of Fuck. Schizoaffective?

It’s been two months since my diagnosis. Two months to process the psychosis, the diagnosis. Two months to adjust to new medication.

Risperdal Quick Facts

Risperdal is a second-generation antipsychotic. It works by reducing dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine levels in the brain.

Generic Name: Risperidone

Buspar Quick Facts

Buspar is a antianxiety drug used to treat Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

Generic Name: Buspirone

Zopiclone Quick Facts

Zopiclone is a non-benzodiazepine hypnotic typically used to treat insomnia. It is a controlled substance.

Prometrium Quick Facts

Prometrium (Progesterone) is a “bioidentical” hormone in the progestin class of hormones. Unlike other progestin sources, the bioidentical term indicates that the progestin used is structurally identical to human progesterone. Prometrium is a plant derived progesterone suspended in peanut oil in a capsule. Prometrium is micronized Progesterone suspended in peanut oil. Brand Names: Prometrium Generic […]

Estradiol Valerate Quick Facts

Estradiol Valerate is a synthetic estrogen introduced in the 1950’s and remains one of the most commonly prescribed forms of estradiol due to its longer half-life over other forms of estradiol. Brand Names: Delestrogen Primary Uses: Hormone Replacement Therapy for menopausal women Treatment of advanced androgen dependent prostate cancers Other Uses: Hormone Therapy in male […]

Ambien Quick Facts

Ambien is a powerful prescription sleep medication, in addition to being classified as a controlled substance in the United States. It is used to treat insomnia and poor sleep quality, usually prescribed by a psychiatrist as opposed to a primary care or family physician. It falls under the drug category of sedative-hypnotics and functions as a CNS depressant, working by slowing activity in the brain.

Seroquel Quick Facts

Seroquel is an atypical antipsychotic, with FDA approval for use in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Lamictal Quick Facts

Lamictal is an anticonvulsant, typically used in psychiatric medicine as a mood stabilizer, particularly for bipolar disorder. Other Brand Names: none Generic Name: Lamotrigine Primary Uses: Partial seizures Lennox-Gastaut syndrome Bipolar I Disorder Other Uses: Bipolar II Disorder Treatment-resistant depression Schizoaffective Disorder BPD PTSD Depersonalization Disorder Availability: 25mg, 50mg, 100mg, 200mg tablets Contraindications: Any known hypersensitivity to lamotrigine […]