Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) for Social Anxiety Disorder
How It Works
These medicines balance certain brain chemicals (Reference neurotransmitters Opens New Window). When these brain chemicals are in proper balance, the symptoms of Reference anxiety Opens New Window are reduced. Monoamine oxidase inhibitors do this by reducing the amount of monoamine oxidase, the substance that breaks down the neurotransmitters.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 14, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Lisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry