Silexan, an extract from Lavender with pharmaceutical properties, is one of only two treatments with a large effect size in generalized anxiety disorder. We rank all the treatments by strength and look to see if any of them can work when the SSRIs do not.
Eugene Rubin, MD.
Psychiatrist in private practice, Bingham Farms, MI.
Dr. Rubin has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Buspirone (Buspar) is approved for generalized anxiety disorder, but its efficacy there is often questioned. Here we find out how it stacks up against the benzos and SSRIs, and explore its off-label potential in depression, sexual dysfunction, alcoholism, traumatic brain injury, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.