Stay Alert for Common Errors With Anxiety Meds

Recent spot shortages of buspirone may raise questions about patients admitted on meds for chronic anxiety.

SSRI (sertraline, etc) or SNRI (venlafaxine, etc) antidepressants are usually used first if meds are needed for anxiety...they have the best evidence.

But it can take about 2 to 4 weeks to start seeing a benefit.

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