Anxiolytic therapy with alprazolam increases muscle sympathetic activity in patients with panic disorders

  title={Anxiolytic therapy with alprazolam increases muscle sympathetic activity in patients with panic disorders},
  author={M. B{\'e}chir and K. Schwegler and R. Chenevard and C. Binggeli and Christian Caduff and S. B{\"u}chi and C. Buddeberg and T. L{\"u}scher and G. Noll},
  journal={Autonomic Neuroscience},
Anxiolytic therapy with the benzodiazepine alprazolam is an established therapy in patients with panic disorder. Normally, panic-like anxiety and its concomitant physical symptoms quickly disappear under such treatment. Therefore we investigated whether there is a difference in sympathetic nervous system in patients with panic disorder compared to healthy controls. Three groups of subjects were included: ten patients with panic disorder, who received alprazolam and 20 healthy control subjects… Expand
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