PLoS One 2022 16;17(6):e0269772. Epub 2022 Jun 16.
Department of Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, United States of America.
Anxiety disorders, including panic disorder (PD), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), social anxiety disorder (SAD), agoraphobia, and specific phobia, are among the most common psychiatric disorders. Although the traditional pharmacologic treatments for anxiety included barbiturates and then benzodiazepines, the introduction of tricyclic antidepressants, followed by the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), marked a tidal shift in the treatment of anxiety. Although not approved for treatment of anxiety disorders (with the exception of trifluoperazine) there is ongoing off-label, unapproved use of both first-generation "typical" antipsychotics (FGAs) and second-generation or "atypical" antipsychotics (SGAs) for anxiety. Read More