anti anxiety & stimulants

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anti anxiety & stimulants
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  1. Anti anxiety drugs work on _____?
    GABA
  2. Anti anxiety drugs also called what?
    anxiolytics
  3. Antidote for benzo's.
    • Ramazicon
    • (flumazonil)
  4. Antidote for opiods.
    Narcan
  5. Used to treat:
    • Anxiety
    • Insomnia
    • OCD
    • Depression
    • PTSD
    • Alcohol Withdrawl
  6. The ___ life of benzo's is important to know.
    half
  7. Biggest problem with benzo's is what?
    dependency
  8. Withdrawal or discontinuation symptoms are often the same as what the patient had before but more magnified.
  9. Benzo's must be TAPERED with discontinuing.
  10. Meds enhance inhibitory effects of GABA in the CNS.
  11. Side effects of benzo's:
    • next day sedation
    • drowsiness
    • sedation
    • poor corrdination
    • impaired memory or clouded sensorium
  12. Which anti-anxiety does not cause physical dependence?
    Buspar (non benzo)

    Because it binds to serotonin and dopamine receptors.
  13. Teaching while taking benzos:
    • NO alcohol!
    • driving
    • working
    • don't discontinue without a doctor
  14. Stimulants:
    Release norepi and dopamine into the CNS and inhibit the reuptake of norepi and dopamine.
  15. Potential for abuse is high in this.

    Causes weight loss, attention.

    Now used to ADHD.
    Amphetamines
  16. Type of non stimulants:
    Atomoxetine (straterra)
  17. Types of stimulants:
    • Ritalin
    • Adderall
    • Dexedrine
  18. Most important thing stimulants cause in CHILDREN:
    Growth Suppression
  19. With kids, may give drug holidays
    A couple of months off the stimulant.
  20. Signs of mild overdose on stimulants:
    • restlessness
    • insomnia
    • nervousness
  21. Signs of severe overdose on stimulants:
    • panic
    • hallucinations
    • circulatory collapse
    • seizures
  22. Regular side effects of stimulants:
    • Anorexia
    • weight loss
    • nausea
    • irritability
  23. While using stimulants try to avoid:
    • Caffeine
    • Sugar
    • Chocolate

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