Doctor Answers (5) on Please guide
First of all, you need to undersrand that Xanax (alprazolam) is a anxiolytic drug from benzodiazepine group. It has short half life and transient effects. It will surely reduce your anxiety but it will be for short duration only.
The treatment for anxiety and depression is by antidepressant drugs.
You must visit a psychiatrist and get evaluated properly. You must follow advice from a psychiatrist only. Do not try benzodiazepines or other drugs, alcohol or anything on your own.
If you need professional advice then ask me directly in personal conversation.
Hope I have tried my best to solve your problem.
Dr Ravi Soni
All the best! If there isn't a good therapist available near you, please feel free to get in touch and you shall be guided to one. There are many therapists who also do theraphy online. Choose a well trained therapist,
I completely understand how troubled you are. It is good that you do realise you have a problem of anxiety and depression and are seeking help for it. My advice to you is:
1. Pls get thoroughly evaluated by a psychiatrist to get correct diagnosis and appropriate treatment for your actual problem.
2. Do not self medicate yourself with xanax or alprax or smoking or alcohol, you will worsen your problem and also add an addiction to yourself.
3. Take treatment for complete duration and for as long as your psychiatrist suggests. It will ensure that you do not fall ill again.
Pls feel free to contact me for private consultation.