Buspar (Buspirone) For Anxiety – How does it work?
Buspirone is a medication for anxiety that has been used for decades. It is very unique in it’s action. There are no other medications in it’s class approved for use in the United States. Learn more about it in this video!
Hi everybody and welcome to another episode with the anxious resistance today i’m going to be talking about a medication called boosperone or busbar is the brand name boosperone has been around for a long time it’s first approved in 1986 and what it’s primarily used for is generalized anxiety disorder so in 2019 it was the 76 most prescribed medication in the
United states with more than 9 million prescriptions it’s used a lot so what boost par does to create this effect that helps with anxiety is it actually activates serotonin receptors it binds to the presynaptic serotonin receptor so you have your two neurons you have your presynaptic and you have your postsynaptic and what it does is it binds to the presynaptic
Serotonin receptor and it also binds to a separate postsynaptic receptor what happens is this allows there to be more free-floating serotonin so basically it activates the serotonin receptors for the serotonin so it kind of in a sense acts as serotonin and this is what helps create this feeling of relief of higher mood and especially helps with anxiety now i
Don’t know the research behind whether this works or not for depression i know it’s not used for depression so there must be evidence out there that it it doesn’t particularly work for that but it does help increase serotonin levels by taking its place so to speak in a sense you would think that it would help with depression but i guess it doesn’t what’s special
About boospar or boosperone is that it’s unique the way that it acts on these serotonin receptors is different from antidepressants and it’s different from other anxiolytic medications like your benzodiazepines even you know gabapentin beta blocker it’s its own thing and that’s what’s what’s really great about boosperone is it may really work great for some
People in my experience i took boospar for a short amount of time we were trying to find a medication that would help me with some anxiety but what ended up happening is is nothing nothing happened because of buswar i took it for a while and i never felt any side effects i never felt any benefits um so it was kind of just a no-go for me boosperone does have a
Very narrow dosage range so there’s not a lot of play room with it if it works it works if it doesn’t work it doesn’t work and it’s time to move on and try something else which is what my doctor and i decided to do at the time boost bar is a very unique and interesting medication they’ve they’ve tried to develop ones like it before in the past but haven’t been
Able to find something that is efficacious like busperone is if you think this is right for you if you’re somebody who has generalized anxiety disorder or other anxiety disorders this might be a great medication for you if you’re already on a medication like an ssri and you’re not quite getting enough relief from your anxiety then boosperone is a great way to
Go you can add that on to medications like your ssris and your snris and other antidepressants so speak with your doctor about it thank you so much for watching this video i hope you learned something if you did you enjoyed it like the video subscribe to our channel for all kinds of information just like this and thanks so much for watching you
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Buspar (Buspirone) For Anxiety – How does it work? By The Anxious Resistance