Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) for Social Anxiety Disorder
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MAOIs may not be the first medicines given for anxiety, because the side effects can be severe. But MAOIs are the treatment of choice in cases of anxiety or depression with unusual features, such as a heavy feeling in the arms and legs, sensitivity to rejection, and a reactive mood. MAOIs are often used as an alternative treatment for anxiety or depression that has not responded to other medicines.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 14, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Lisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry