Dr Rizvi Case

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Treating Anxiety Disorders with Psychiatrist Dr Syed Azhar Rizvi When Dr Syed Azhar Rizvi meets a new patient suffering from anxiety, his first step is to diagnose which type of anxiety disorder they have. Not to be confused with the standard level of stress and anxiety that everyone faces normally, anxiety disorders are a form of true mental illness. When left untreated, the patient 's anxiety and nervousness increases to the point of hampering their ability to function and live normally. A patient demonstrating an anxiety disorder can usually be sorted into one of the following categories; general anxiety disorder sufferers, those with phobias, panic disorder patients, and person with social anxiety disorder. Depending upon the specific situation, Dr Rizvi will prescribe a treatment that combines behavioral therapy with cognitive therapy and medication. Some of the most common prescriptions given for anxiety disorders include Ativan, Valium, and Xanax. Dr Rizvi only gives these medications in small doses, as they are highly addictive. Other medicinal treatment options include anti-depressants such as Prozac or Zoloft, and the anti-seizure medications Lyrica or Neurontin. If the patient is diagnosed with General Anxiety Disorder (GAD), the medication Buspar is often effective. Dr…show more content…
His New York psychiatric office treats hundreds of patients each year, each suffering from some type of chronic pain. Even though thousands of patients have suffered with chronic pain for generations, and the medical community has legitimized the illness as real, a stigma remains. There are some who feel that the pain is merely in their minds, that they are making it up or imagining. Medical science disputes that claim, however, that type of backward thinking causes more grief for the sufferers. It is because of this that many chronic pain sufferers are hesitant to seek pain management help from a psychiatric
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