Table 12.2-1. First-line medication for specific anxiety and related disorders

Disorder

First-line medications (listed alphabetically only)

Panic disorder

Citalopram, escitalopram, fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, paroxetine, sertraline, venlafaxine XR

Social anxiety disorder

Escitalopram, fluvoxamine, paroxetine, pregabalin, sertraline, venlafaxine XR

Generalized anxiety disorder

Agomelatine, duloxetine, escitalopram, paroxetine, pregabalin, sertraline, venlafaxine XR

Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Escitalopram, fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, paroxetine, sertraline

Posttraumatic stress disorder

Fluoxetine, paroxetine, sertraline, venlafaxine XR

Adapted from BMC Psychiatry. 2014;14 Suppl 1:S1.

XR, extended release.