IJMDC. 2020; 4(2): 522-525

Role selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in anxiety disorder

Authors: Meshal Abdullah Alkheraiji, Meshal Mosaeed Gabish, Abdulkarim Abdullah Alzahrani, Mohammad Abdulelah Hakeem, Bandar Aedh Alyami Asma A. Qaud.

ABSTRACT

Anxiety is a common psychiatric disorder that affects almost all the age groups. Moderate-to-severe anxiety requires medical treatment in addition to psychotherapy in order not to progress to a more severe condition. However, the use of anti-depressant, especially, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for these indications, has been questionable. This review paper was aimed at evaluating the literature on the role of SSRIs in the management of anxiety. The online databases Pubmed, Google Scholar, and CINAHL were used to perform a literature search for publications published between 2012 and 2019, without any date or language restrictions. We used a combination of relevant search terms "SSRI and anxiety'." We independently identified publications and systematically screened titles, abstracts, and full texts of the collected publications. Among 27 articles initially selected based on the title and abstract, 21 articles were excluded as the targeted population was not Saudi Arabian ethnicity. Finally, six review articles were selected and included in the review. SSRIs have a significant role in the management of anxiety disorder, especially anxiety that is correlated to depressive disorders. SSRIs showed a better safety profile compared to conventional agents used to treat anxiety previously.

Keywords:
SSRI, treatment, anxiety


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Meshal Abdullah Alkheraiji
King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Meshal Mosaeed Gabish
King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulkarim Abdullah Alzahrani
King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Mohammad Abdulelah Hakeem
Saudi Royal Guard, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Bandar Aedh Alyami Asma A Qaud
King Khalid Hospital, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Meshal Mosaeed Gabish, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.; meshalghabesh@hotmail.com

Publication history
Received 22 Dec 2019
Accepted 08 Jan 2020
Published online 17 Jan 2020

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Alkheraiji MA, Gabish MM, Alzahrani AA, Hakeem MA, . Role selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in anxiety disorder. IJMDC. 2020; 4(2): 522-525. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1577045821


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Alkheraiji MA, Gabish MM, Alzahrani AA, Hakeem MA, . Role selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in anxiety disorder. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=79001 [Access: February 18, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1577045821


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Alkheraiji MA, Gabish MM, Alzahrani AA, Hakeem MA, . Role selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in anxiety disorder. IJMDC. 2020; 4(2): 522-525. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1577045821


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Alkheraiji MA, Gabish MM, Alzahrani AA, Hakeem MA, . Role selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in anxiety disorder. IJMDC. (2020), [cited February 18, 2020]; 4(2): 522-525. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1577045821


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Alkheraiji, M. A., Gabish, . M. M., Alzahrani, . A. A., Hakeem, . M. A. & (2020) Role selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in anxiety disorder. IJMDC, 4 (2), 522-525. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1577045821


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Alkheraiji, Meshal Abdullah, Meshal Mosaeed Gabish, Abdulkarim Abdullah Alzahrani, Mohammad Abdulelah Hakeem, and Bandar Aedh Alyami Asma A. Qaud. 2020. Role selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in anxiety disorder. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (2), 522-525. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1577045821


Chicago Style

Alkheraiji, Meshal Abdullah, Meshal Mosaeed Gabish, Abdulkarim Abdullah Alzahrani, Mohammad Abdulelah Hakeem, and Bandar Aedh Alyami Asma A. Qaud. "Role selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in anxiety disorder." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 522-525. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1577045821


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alkheraiji, Meshal Abdullah, Meshal Mosaeed Gabish, Abdulkarim Abdullah Alzahrani, Mohammad Abdulelah Hakeem, and Bandar Aedh Alyami Asma A. Qaud. "Role selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in anxiety disorder." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.2 (2020), 522-525. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1577045821


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Alkheraiji, M. A., Gabish, . M. M., Alzahrani, . A. A., Hakeem, . M. A. & (2020) Role selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in anxiety disorder. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (2), 522-525. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1577045821


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