Skip to main content
Psychopharmacological treatment
Comparative treatments for anxiety disorders.
  • Agnieszka Popiel
  • Lynn Montgomery
  • Robert A. DiTomasso, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Document Type
Publication Date
Describes psychopharmacological treatment of anxiety disorders, and specifically to the case of Sandra (see record rid]2003-04404-002/rid]). Medication is used to treat anxiety disorders in order to relieve abnormal symptoms, most of which are abnormal expressions of normal physiology, with minimal side effects. The goal of psychopharmacology is to allow the patient to be intact and free from unnecessary distractions to get about the business of life, free to make ordinary choices. Several different medications are discussed for treating the patient with an anxiety disorder, including benzodiazepines, antidepressants, and buspirone. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved). (chapter)

This chapter was published in Comparative treatments for anxiety disorders, Pages 287-304.

More information is available at

Citation Information
Agnieszka Popiel, Lynn Montgomery and Robert A. DiTomasso. Psychopharmacological treatment. Comparative treatments for anxiety disorders. (2002) p. 287 - 304
Available at: