Guanfacine for Anxiety – Personal Experience and Professional Knowledge



Guanfacine is used off label for ADHD and ADD but most people don’t know that it has also been shown in several studies that it can provide benefit to those with anxiety disorders. Hear about my personal experience using it for Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Ask your doctor if you think this medication could be of benefit to you!

Articles referenced in this video:

Connor, D. F., Grasso, D. J., Slivinsky, M. D., Pearson, G. S., & Banga, A. (2013). An open-label study of guanfacine extended release for traumatic stress related symptoms in children and adolescents. Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology, 23(4), 244–251. https://doi.org/10.1089/cap.2012.0119
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3657282/

Srour, H., Pandya, K., Flannery, A., & Hatton, K. (2018). Enteral Guanfacine to Treat Severe Anxiety and Agitation Complicating Critical Care After Cardiac Surgery. Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, 22(4), 403–406.
https://doi-org.ezproxy.uvu.edu/10.1177/1089253218768537

Molly R Belkin, & Thomas L Schwartz. (2017). Alpha-2 receptor agonists for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder. Drugs in Context, 1–5.
https://doi-org.ezproxy.uvu.edu/10.7573/dic.212286

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