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Generic BuSpar is a special anti-anxiety medication, which has an influence upon your brain, where the feeling of anxiety arouses. Generic BuSpar contains those components which help to cure symptoms of anxiety such as fear, all kinds of stress, irritation, dizziness, rapid pulse and heartbeat and other physical symptoms connecting with anxiety. Generic BuSpar acts as an anti-anxiety remedy.

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Target of Generic BuSpar is to keep your brain in balance and thereby to avoid feeling of anxiety with all following symptoms: panic, stress, irritation, dizziness, rapid pulse and heartbeat. Generic BuSpar helps to control feeling of anxiety.

Generic BuSpar acts as an anti-anxiety remedy.

Buspar is also known as Buspirone, Buspin, Ansial, Ansiced, Anxiron, Axoren, Bespar, Buspimen, Buspinol, Buspisal, Narol, Spitomin, Sorbon.

Generic BuSpar operates by giving brains balance and mental stability.

Generic BuSpar is selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI).

Generic name of Generic BuSpar is Buspirone.

Brand names of Generic BuSpar are BuSpar, BuSpar Dividose.

Dosage

Do not take this medication for a long time (not longer than 4 weeks).

The medication can be used with or without food.

Generic BuSpar can be taken by patients not younger than 18 years old.

If you need the tablet to be split, split it up strictly on special scored marks. Do not use the tablet if it split up wrong and the pieces are too small or too big.

If you want to achieve most effective results do not stop taking Generic BuSpar suddenly.

Overdose

If you overdose Generic BuSpar and you don't feel good you should visit your doctor or health care provider immediately. Symptoms of Generic BuSpar overdosage: nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowse, stomach pain, difficult vision.

Storage

Store at room temperature below 30 degrees C (86 degrees F) away from moisture, light and heat. Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. Keep out of the reach of children.

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Side effect occurrence does not only depend on medication you are taking, but also on your overall health and other factors.

Contraindications

Do not take Generic BuSpar if you are allergic to Generic BuSpar components.

Do not take Generic BuSpar if you're pregnant or you plan to have a baby, or you are a nursing mother.

Do not Generic BuSpar if you have used an MAO inhibitor such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) within the past 14 days. Serious, life-threatening side effects can occur if you take Generic BuSpar before the MAO inhibitor has cleared from your body.

Do not use medication with grapefruit. Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with Generic BuSpar and lead to dangerous effects.

Be careful with Generic BuSpar if you suffer from kidney disease or liver disease.

Try not to mix Generic BuSpar with other anti-anxiety medications.

Be careful with Generic BuSpar if you are taking medication such as medicines to treat psychiatric disorders, such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), haloperidol (Haldol), mesoridazine (Serentil), pimozide (Orap), or thioridazine (Mellaril), dexamethasone (Decadron, Hexadrol), erythromycin (E-Mycin, E.E.S., Ery-Tab, Erythrocin), itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Nizoral), ritonavir (Norvir), rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane, Rifater), antibiotics such as capreomycin (Capastat), rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane, Rifater), vancomycin (Vancocin, Vancoled), a calcium channel blocker such as diltiazem (Tiazac, Cartia, Cardizem) or verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan); seizure medication such as carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Tegretol), phenytoin (Dilantin), phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton).

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The influence of two anxiolytics on basal heart rate and on the evoked cardiac response elicited by auditory stimuli, was studied in humans. Diazepam (Valium) (7.5 mg) and buspirone (Buspar) (7.5 mg), which differ in their psycho-pharmacological profiles, were used. Prestimulus vigilance and cognitive load were manipulated by instructions allowing the subjects to ignore the stimuli, or requiring them to count the tones. Drug effects were obtained in subjective alertness, basal heart rate level, and the evoked cardiac response. Diazepam reduced subjective alertness, while buspirone did not. Diazepam apparently increased heart rate levels relative to placebo, in contrast to buspirone, which produced an apparent decrease in heart rate. These drug-induced prestimulus heart rate level effects were associated with differential decelerations immediately following stimulus onset and appear to reflect differences in prestimulus vigilance. Opposite effects of the drugs were also observed in the second, acceleratory, component of the of the evoked cardiac response, and these were found to be independent of the prestimulus drug effects. Compared with placebo, buspirone appeared to enhance the acceleratory component in the count condition, while diazepam led to an apparent reduction of this component. Enhancement of this acceleration after buspirone may reflect an increase in cognitive effort directed to the performance of task-relevant behaviour, while the reduction of this component after diazepam can be regarded as a cognitive-motivational neutralisation of signal value. The differential effects of the two anxiolytics support the separation of the evoked cardiac response into different components and may also have implications for the clinical use of the drugs.

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The present study characterizes a serotonin (5-HT) binding site on human platelet membranes, using [3H]8-OH-DPAT as the radioligand. [3H]8-OH-DPAT binds specifically and saturably to a site on human platelet membranes with an average KD of 43 nM and Bmax of 1078 fmol/mg protein. Determinations of IC50 values for various serotonergic characterizing agents in platelets for displacement of [3H]8-OH-DPAT were performed. For example, 8-OH-DPAT 5HT1A had an IC50 of 117 nM; TFMPP 5HT1B (2.3 microM0 and PAPP 1A + 5HT2 (9 microM); ipsapirone 5HT1A (21.1 microM) and buspirone 5HT1A (greater than 100 microM); ketanserin 5HT2 (greater than 100 microM); 5-HT uptake inhibitors: paroxetine (13 nM); chlorimipramine (73 nM) and fluoxetine (653 nM). The pharmacological inhibitory profile of the platelet 8-OH-DPAT site is not consistent with profiles reported for brain. 8-OH-DPAT does not inhibit [3H]imipramine binding, however, it does inhibit [3H]5-HT uptake in human platelets near 5-HT's Km value (IC50 = 2-4 microM). These results suggest that the human platelet site labeled by [3H]8-OH-DPAT is pharmacologically different from the neuronal site and probably is a component of the 5-HT transporter.

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In previous studies, we demonstrated that tandospirone, a serotonin-5-HT1A partial agonist, added to ongoing treatment with small to moderate doses of typical antipsychotic drugs, improved executive function and verbal learning and memory. However, tandospirone is not available in most countries, and atypical antipsychotic drugs (AAPDs) have largely replaced typical antipsychotic drugs as the primary treatment for schizophrenia. Therefore, the goal of this randomly assigned placebo-controlled double-blind study was to determine if the addition of buspirone, a widely available 5-HT1A partial agonist, would enhance cognitive function, in subjects with schizophrenia treated with AAPDs. Seventy-three patients with schizophrenia, who had been treated with an AAPD for at least three months, were randomly assigned to receive either buspirone, 30 mg/day, or matching placebo. All other medications remained unchanged. Attention, verbal fluency, verbal learning and memory, verbal working memory, and executive function, as well as psychopathology, were assessed at baseline, and 6 weeks, and 3 and 6 months after baseline. A significant Time x Group interaction effect was noted on the Digit Symbol Substitution Test, a measure of attention/speeded motor performance, due to better performance of the buspirone group compared to the placebo group at 3 months. No significant interaction effects were noted for other domains of cognition. Scores on the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (Total, Positive) were improved during treatment with buspirone but not placebo, but the effects did not reach statistical significance. The results of this study showed a possible benefit of buspirone augmentation of AAPDs to enhance attention. However, we did not replicate the results of the previous study with tandospirone, which may be due to the differences between tandospirone and buspirone, between typical antipsychotics and AAPDs, or a combination of the above. Further study to determine the usefulness of 5-HT1A agonist treatment in schizophrenia is indicated.

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It has been observed that agents with agonist activity at 5-HT2A receptors prevent neurotoxicity induced by the non-competitive NMDA antagonist, dizocilpine (MK-801). Subsequent behavioral studies reported complete antagonism by LSD and DOM of the stimulus effects of the related NMDA antagonist, phencyclidine [PCP]. The present study sought to extend those observations to include other psychoactive drugs. Male F-344 rats were trained in a 2-lever, fixed-ratio 10, food-reinforced task with PCP (3.0 mg/kg; IP; 30 min pretreatment) as a discriminative stimulus. Tests of generalization were then conducted using the training dose of PCP in combination with a range of doses of DOM, LSD, d-amphetamine, MDMA, psilocybin, buspirone, and GHB. All of the drugs tested in combination with PCP produced a statistically significant diminution of PCP-appropriate responding but for none was antagonism complete. These data, obtained using a stimulus control model of the hallucinogenic effects of PCP, fail to support the hypothesis that LSD and DOM completely antagonize stimulus control by PCP. Instead, the data suggest complex interactions between PCP-induced stimulus control and a variety of psychoactive drugs including GHB, an agent with no known affinity for serotonergic receptors.

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Randomised controlled trials that compared azapirones with placebo for panic disorder in adults.

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This 12-week open label study was performed to assess the efficacy of buspirone-5-HT1A receptor agonist in the treatment of bulimia, and to compare it with the efficacy of fluoxetine --the standard treatment of BN.

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Serotonin uptake inhibitors (SUIs) have been established as the first-line pharmacotherapy of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). However, approximately one half of patients who receive an adequate trial with these agents remain clinically unchanged. The addition of drugs that enhance serotonin (5-HT) neurotransmission, such as lithium and buspirone, to ongoing treatment in SUI-refractory patients has generally proved to be an ineffective strategy. The addition of dopamine antagonists to the regimens of SUI-resistant patients appears to be a useful approach for OCD patients with a comorbid chronic tic disorder (e.g., Tourette's syndrome) and possibly for those with concurrent psychotic spectrum disorders. These drug response data suggest that both the 5-HT and dopamine systems may be involved in the treatment, and possibly the pathophysiology, of specific subtypes of OCD.

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One session of FS induced anxiolytic-like behavior in mice tested in both the EBT and the BBT. This effect of FS was blocked by a previous administration of either picrotoxin or WAY 100635. The 5-HT(1A) compounds produced a clear anxiolytic-like effect in UST animals. By contrast, with low doses of either 8-OH-DPAT (0.01 mg/kg), buspirone (0.03 mg/kg) or indorenate (0.3, 0.6 mg/kg) ST mice showed a decrease in the anti-anxiety-like effect observed after FS. No change in ambulation that could mask the results of the anxiety test was registered.

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TVX Q 7821 is active in several behavioral models of anxiety in animals and has a high selective affinity for brain serotonin 5-HT1A receptors in binding assays. In order to determine if interaction with 5-HT1A receptors is important for some of the behavioral effects of this compound, 11 rats were trained to reliably discriminate the interoceptive stimuli induced by TVX Q 7821 (10 mg/kg, IP) from those of saline. Following discrimination acquisition, TVX Q 7821 administration resulted in drug-appropriate responding with an ED50 of 1.5 mg/kg, as did other substances with high affinity for the 5-HT1A receptor: 8-hydroxy-2-(di-n-propylamino)-tetralin (8-OH-DPAT, ED50 = 0.16 mg/kg), 5-methoxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine (5-OMe-DMT, ED50 = 2.5 mg/kg), and buspirone (ED50 = 5.4 mg/kg). Anxiolytics not acting via the 5-HT1A receptor, like diazepam and pentobarbital, did not induce full TVX Q 7821-appropriate responses. In addition, non-selective 5-HT agonists and antagonists such as bufotenin, quipazine, and methysergide, as well as substances with high affinity for the 5-HT1B receptor (m-trifluoromethylphenylpiperazine, TFMPP; 5-methoxy-3(1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridin-4-yl)-1H-indole succinate, RU 24969) did not substitute for TVX Q 7821. These data support a selective 5-HT1A mechanism of action in vivo for TVX Q 7821 and indicate the suitability of TVX Q 7821 for the investigation of behavioral correlates of the 5-HT1A receptor.

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Here we describe a liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method for the blood determination of tricyclic antidepressant drugs (amitriptyline, clomipramine, trimipramine, and imipramine, doxepin, mianserin, maprotyline, dosulepine, amoxapine), their active metabolites (desipramine, nortriptyline, demethylclomipramine, and nordoxepin), and monoamine oxidase inhibitors (toloxatone and moclobemide). A nontricyclic antidepressant (viloxazine) and two other anxiolytic drugs (buspirone and hydroxyzine) that could be encountered in toxicology have been included to this method. After a liquid-liquid extraction from blood, the compounds and their internal standard (methylrisperidone) were eluted on a XTerra RP18 column with a gradient of acetonitrile/ammonium formate buffer 4 mmol/L (pH 3.2). They were then detected by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry with multiple reaction monitoring mode. The calibration curves were linear over the range 5-100 ng/mL. The limit of quantification was 2 ng/mL for each compound. The bias were lower than 10%. Intraday and interday precisions, expressed as variation coefficient, were lower than 13%. The extraction recoveries were between 60 and 80% except for moclobemide, viloxazine, and toloxatone (10-60%). This specific and sensitive method allows management of intoxication and is suitable for the routine determination of antidepressants in forensic investigation.

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Dyspepsia is a common symptom for which an organic cause is found in only 40% of patients. When no cause is apparent and the dyspepsia is considered to be idiopathic, a diagnosis of non-ulcer dyspepsia is made. The pathophysiology of non-ulcer dyspepsia is poorly understood and numerous theories have been put forward, including a theory of enhanced central serotoninergic receptor sensitivity.

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Using rat and mouse models of aversive behaviour, we have further investigated the properties of the 5-HT3 receptor antagonist ondansetron (GR38032F) that are relevant to its proposed use as an anxiolytic agent. Tolerance to the disinhibitory properties of diazepam was readily demonstrated in the social interaction test in the rat, but did not occur after subchronic treatment with ondansetron. In both the light/dark exploration test in mice and the social interaction test in rats, withdrawal from subchronic treatment with diazepam increased behavioural suppression, whereas this was not observed with ondansetron. The behavioural suppression and weight loss induced by either the withdrawal of diazepam or the administration of the benzodiazepine receptor antagonist, flumazenil, in animals treated subchronically with diazepam, was prevented or antagonised by diazepam or ondansetron. Buspirone was ineffective. It is concluded that, in rats and mice, tolerance to the disinhibitory effects of ondansetron does not occur, that withdrawal from subchronic treatment with ondansetron is not associated with any behavioural disturbances and that ondansetron is highly effective in preventing the behavioural suppression and weight loss following withdrawal from subchronic diazepam treatment. These data suggest that ondansetron may have major therapeutic advantages over currently available anxiolytic agents, particularly in patients who have previously received prolonged benzodiazepine therapy.

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The safety and antianxiety and antidepressive effects of buspirone (average 16.5 mg/day) were compared in a double-blind trial with those of diazepam (15 mg/day). The two drugs were nearly equivalent in relieving symptoms of both anxiety and depression in 100 patients. Scores on the impaired cognition factor of the SCL-56 and confusion factor of the POMS showed significantly greater improvement with buspirone than with diazepam. Side effects, such as sedation and drowsiness, were significantly more frequent and severe with diazepam. Buspirone may be particularly indicated for anxious patients with associated depression.

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The present study was designed to elucidate the effects of sesamol, buspirone and their combination in immobilization stress induced behavioral and biochemical alterations in mice.

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Selective 5HT1a agonist binding to membranes from rabbit cerebral cortex was concentration-dependent and saturable; the Kd was 1.1 nM and Bmax of 480 fmols/mg protein. Scatchard as well as Hill plots were linear; the Hill coefficient was 0.96, suggesting a single, non-interacting binding site. Agonist binding was inhibited in a concentration-dependent fashion by gamma S GTP, a result consistent with the coupling of this binding site to the G protein signal transduction system. In competition experiments involving agonist and a series of agents with known affinities and specificities at 5HT1a receptors, a rank order relationship was found consistent with this binding site being a 5HT1a binding site. Direct comparisons of agonist and antagonist binding at rat cerebral cortex 5HT1a receptors and cloned human 5HT1a receptors also suggested that the rabbit binding site belongs to the 5HT1a class. The only rank order anomalies were with methiothepin in rabbit cerebral cortex, where a comparatively high Ki was observed and with buspirone in cloned human 5HT1a receptor, where a low Ki was determined; these anomalies bear further study in light of the comparative pharmacology of 5HT1a receptors. Finally, the natural product parthenolide was tested for affinity in the rabbit, rat, and human systems, where it uniformly was unable to displace agonist, suggesting that the 5HT1a receptor is not a target for this compound. Overall, these results suggest that a functional 5HT1a receptor exists in rabbit cerebral cortex.

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A multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was conducted to determine the safety of concurrently using buspirone with alprazolam before and during a gradual tapering of the alprazolam dose. Thirty-six patients received placebo t.i.d. and 36 received buspirone 5 mg. t.i.d. Findings included significantly greater anxiety (as measured by the Hamilton Rating Scale for Anxiety) in the placebo group and significantly reduced manifestations of abstinence (as measured by the Abstinence Rating Scale) in the buspirone group. Buspirone and alprazolam may be used together safely, and buspirone may be started early in the alprazolam tapering process.

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The acute effects induced by these compounds were qualitatively assessed by the patient, a 38-year-old man who underwent surgery 17 years ago to remove an intracavernous angioma located at the mid-thoracic level (T5-T6) of the spinal cord.

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Depression is often a chronic illness that requires a methodical, long-term approach to manage it optimally. A single antidepressant trial is often insufficient for patients to achieve remission. Remission rates for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are about 30% to 35%. Using successive treatment steps with optimal medication dosing and making measurement-based treatment decisions can help patients achieve remission, but, at each step, remission is less likely than at the first step. Depression is considered treatment-resistant if 2 adequate trials of medication fail. Clinicians can use validated symptom checklists such as the 16-Item Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology, 9-Item Patient Health Questionnaire, Global Assessment of Functioning, and Sheehan Disability Scale to identify patients with treatment-resistant depression. Treatment resistance is likely in patients with a history of depressive chronicity and concurrent psychiatric and medical disorders and may be mistakenly suspected in patients who have had an inadequate trial of medication or who have been misdiagnosed. Strategies that can be effective to combat treatment resistance include optimizing treatment, switching to another antidepressant, combining antidepressants, and augmenting antidepressants with nonantidepressant treatments such as buspirone, lithium, liothyronine, atypical antipsychotics, or other agents. In addition, clinicians need to cultivate strong therapeutic alliances with patients, use objective measurements, practice evidence-based medicine, and educate patients about the disease and its treatments.

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Risk of withdrawal was investigated in a prospective, double-blind comparison of clorazepate dipotassium, a benzodiazepine with a long half-life, and the nonbenzodiazepine buspirone hydrochloride in the long-term treatment of anxious outpatients. Patients were treated with therapeutic doses of clorazepate dipotassium (15 to 60 mg/d) or buspirone hydrochloride (10 to 40 mg/d) for six continuous months before their tranquilizer therapy was blindly and abruptly stopped. There was a significant increase in symptom severity consistent with a withdrawal reaction for the clorazepate group but not the buspirone group. For the clorazepate group, there was a suggestion that previous discontinuous exposure to benzodiazepines might sensitize patients to subsequent withdrawal effects. For the buspirone group, a higher dropout rate raised questions about patient satisfaction with therapy in this rather chronically anxious population.

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At the completion of clomipramine treatment, the patient no longer felt driven to recall the names of famous people. Her score from the Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale dropped from 29 to 3. Her Folstein Mini-Mental State Examination score increased from 21 to 23.

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In rats lightly restrained in plastic cylinders, subcutaneous administration of the selective, high efficacy 5-HT1A receptor agonist, 8-hydroxy-2-(di-n-propylamino)tetralin (8-OH-DPAT), induced spontaneous tail-flicks, that is, tail-flicks in the absence of extraneous stimulation. The putative 5-HT1B receptor agonist, CGS 12066B, the mixed 5-HT1B/1C receptor agonists, 1-((3-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]piperazine (TFMPP) and 1-(3-chlorophenyl)piperazine (mCPP), the 5-HT1C/2 receptor agonist, [+/-)-1-(2,5-dimethoxy-4-iodophenyl)-2-aminopropane (DOI) and the 5-HT1B/1C/2 receptor agonist, quipazine, did not, in contrast, elicit tail-flicks when applied alone. However, TFMPP, mCPP, DOI and quipazine, but not CGS 12066B, each potentiated the action of 8-OH-DPAT. Further, in the presence of TFMPP, mCPP and DOI, the dose-response curve for the induction of tail-flicks by 8-OH-DPAT was both steeper and shifted to the left. Tail-flicks induced by another high efficacy 5-HT1A receptor agonist, lisuride, were also enhanced by TFMPP, mCPP and DOI. The 5-HT1A receptor partial agonists, buspirone and (+/-)-flesinoxan, evoked tail-flicks only in the presence of TFMPP, mCPP or DOI. The mixed 5-HT1C/2 receptor antagonists, ritanserin and ICI 169,369, did not modify the action of 8-OH-DPAT alone but abolished the potentiation of 8-OH-DPAT-induced tail-flicks by DOI and TFMPP. Further, the selective 5-HT1A receptor antagonist, BMY 7378, blocked tail-flicks induced by both 8-OH-DPAT alone and 8-OH-DPAT plus DOI or TFMPP. A common property of those drugs potentiating 8-OH-DPAT-induced tail-flicks is an agonist action at 5-HT1C receptors and the data indicate that it is this mechanism which underlies the facilitation of tail-flicks.

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Social interaction (SI) between two unfamiliar male rats in a dimly lit, familiar environment has been investigated as a model of anxiety, where novelty of the partner remains as the principal anxiogenic stimulus. A range of centrally acting drugs have been tested in this situation. Chlordiazepoxide, nitrazepam, flunitrazepam, and flurazepam all increase SI, as does buspirone, CL 218872, suriclone, sodium valproate, and nicotinamide in the model described. Anxiogenic agents FG 7142 and yohimbine reduced SI without significant modification of motor activities. However, the stimulant amphetamine increased all behaviours in this condition. Amphetamine also increased all behaviours when rats were tested with their cagemates, when the desire for SI is largely satiated. CL 218872 also increased SI in this second situation, and it is suggested that this agent may have a non-specific component in its action in this test. Additionally, caffeine, theophylline, and piracetam may also have non-specific behavioural actions in this model.

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Stereotypy (e.g., repetitive hand waving) is a key phenotype of autism spectrum disorder, Fragile X and Rett syndromes, and other neuropsychiatric disorders, and its severity correlates with cognitive and attention deficits. There are no effective treatments, however, for stereotypy. Perturbation of serotonin (5-HT) neurotransmission contributes to stereotypy, suggesting that distinct 5-HT receptors may be pharmacotherapeutic targets to treat stereotypy and related neuropsychiatric symptoms. For example, preclinical studies indicate that 5-HT7 receptor activation corrects deficits in mouse models of Fragile X and Rett syndromes, and clinical trials for autism are underway with buspirone, a 5-HT1A partial agonist with relevant affinity at 5-HT7 receptors. Herein, we report the synthesis, in vitro molecular pharmacology, behavioral pharmacology, and pharmacokinetic parameters in mice after subcutaneous and oral administration of (+)-5-(2'-fluorophenyl)-N,N-dimethyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalen-2-amine ((+)-5-FPT), a new, dual partial agonist targeting both 5-HT7 (Ki = 5.8 nM, EC50 = 34 nM) and 5-HT1A (Ki = 22 nM, EC50 = 40 nM) receptors. Three unique, heterogeneous mouse models were used to assess the efficacy of (+)-5-FPT to reduce stereotypy: idiopathic jumping in C58/J mice, repetitive body rotations in C57BL/6J mice treated with the NMDA antagonist, MK-801, and repetitive head twitching in C57BL/6J mice treated with the 5-HT2 agonist, DOI. Systemic (+)-5-FPT potently and efficaciously reduced or eliminated stereotypy in each of the mouse models without altering locomotor behavior on its own, and additional tests showed that (+)-5-FPT, at the highest behaviorally active dose tested, enhanced social interaction and did not cause behaviors indicative of serotonin syndrome. These data suggest that (+)-5-FPT is a promising medication for treating stereotypy in psychiatric disorders.

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The major finding, that there are virtually no controlled data that support the efficacy of most of these drugs for the treatment of psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents, is both surprising and unfortunate. For some drugs, e.g., buspirone and guanfacine, this is because no controlled studies have been carried out in children and/or adolescents. For other drugs, e.g., clonidine and naltrexone, most of the placebo-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate efficacy.

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Experimental evidence and clinical experience suggest that mild hypothermia protects numerous tissues from damage during ischemic insult. However, the extent to which hypothermia becomes a valued therapeutic option will depend on the clinician's ability to rapidly reduce core body temperature and safely maintain hypothermia. To date, general anesthesia is the best way to block autonomic defenses during induction of mild-to-moderate hypothermia; unfortunately, general anesthesia is not an option in most patients likely to benefit from therapeutic hypothermia. Induction of hypothermia in awake humans is complicated by both the technical difficulties related to thermal manipulation and the remarkable efficacy of thermoregulatory defenses, especially vasoconstriction and shivering. The most effective thermal manipulation devices are generally invasive and, therefore, more prone to complications than surface methods. In an effort to inhibit thermoregulation in awake humans, several agents have been tested either alone or in combination with each other. For example, the combination of meperidine and buspirone has already been applied to facilitate induction of hypothermia in human trials. However, pharmacological induction of thermoregulatory tolerance to cold without excessive sedation, respiratory depression, or other serious toxicity remains a major focus of current therapeutic hypothermia research.

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Indorenate has been proposed to possess antihypertensive, anorectic, stimulus control and anxiolytic-like actions. This compound has affinity mainly for the serotonergic(1A/1B) receptors, hence it could possess antidepressant-like activity.

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Rat somatodendritic 5-HT(1A) receptors controlling hippocampal 5-HT release were rapidly desensitized by chronic activation with a high-efficacy 5-HT(1A) agonist, but not by chronic activation with a partial agonist. Thus, rapid 5-HT(1A) autoreceptor desensitization by high-efficacy agonists may accelerate the onset of the therapeutic effects of antidepressants.

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Previous studies have suggested that the atypical antipsychotics clozapine and olanzapine may be associated with an increased risk of glucose intolerance buy buspar online and diabetes mellitus. Early studies have also suggested an association between use of conventional antipsychotics and the development of glucose intolerance.

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Drug-induced dyskinesia is a major complication of dopamine replacement therapy in advanced Parkinson's disease consisting of dystonia, chorea and buy buspar online athetosis. Agonists at 5-HT1A-receptors attenuate levodopa-induced motor complications in non-human primates. Mice with increased dopamine D2 receptor (DRD2) signalling due to the lack of expression of the regulator of G-protein signalling 9 (RGS9) also develop dyskinesia following levodopa treatment. We investigated whether the 5-HT1A-receptor agonist flibanserin compared with buspirone reduces motor abnormalities induced by levodopa or quinelorane, a selective dopamine D2-receptor agonist. Following dopamine depletion via reserpine, 40 mice (20 wild-type and 20 RGS9 knock-out) were treated with flibanserin or buspirone in combination with levodopa or quinelorane. Motor behaviour was analysed using open field analysis. RGS9 knock-out mice displayed significantly more drug-induced dystonia (p < 0.04; t test) than wild type. In quinelorane-treated wild-type mice flibanserin as well as buspirone significantly reduced dystonia (p < 0.05). In RGS9 knock-out animals again both reduced quinelorane-induced dystonia. However, flibanserin was significantly more effective (p = 0.003). Following reserpine pretreatment and administration of levodopa wild-type and RGS 9 knock-out mice showed mild to moderate dystonia. Surprisingly, 10 mg/kg buspirone increased dystonia in both animal groups, whereas it was decreased by 10 mg/kg flibanserin. However, compared with levodopa alone only the increase of dystonia by buspirone was significant (p < 0.04). Flibanserin showed promising antidyskinetic effects in a model of drug-induced dyskinesia. Our data underline the possible benefit of 5-HT1A agonists in drug-induced dyskinesia.

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Zebrafish (Danio rerio) are emerging as a promising model organism for experimental studies relevant to biological psychiatry. The objective of this study was to develop a novel video-based movement tracking and analysis system to quantify behavioral changes following psychoactive drug exposure in zebrafish. We assessed the effects of withdrawal from chronic ethanol exposure, and subsequent administration of fluoxetine (Prozac®), buspirone (Buspar®), and diazepam (Valium) using two behavioral paradigms; the Novel Tank Diving Test and the Light/Dark Choice Assay. A video tracking system was developed using two Apple® applications (Apps) to quantify these behaviors. Data from zebrafish exposed to the above treatments are presented in this paper not only to exemplify behavioral alterations associated with chronic exposure, but also more importantly, to validate the video tracking system. Following withdrawal from chronic ethanol exposure, zebrafish exhibited dose/time-dependent anxiogenic effects; including reduced exploration and freezing behavior in the Novel Tank Diving Test, and preference for the dark area for the Light/Dark Choice Assay. In contrast, the above drug treatments had significant anxiolytic effects. We have developed a simple and cost-effective method of measuring zebrafish behavioral responses. The iPhone® Apps outlined in this study offer buy buspar online numerous flexible methods of data acquisition; namely, ease of identification and tracking of multiple animals, tools for visualization of the tracks, and calculation of a range of analysis parameters. Furthermore, the limited amount of time required for interpretation of the video data makes this a powerful high-throughput tool with potential applications for pre-clinical drug development.

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Twenty-two healthy volunteers were studied. Hypothermia was induced using a surface technique with a target tympanic temperature (Ttym) of 34.5 degrees C (target range 34 to 35 degrees C). Subjects received 1 of the following pharmacological regimens: (1) meperidine monotherapy (n=5); (2) meperidine plus buspirone, 30 to 60 mg PO administered at the time of initiation of cooling (n=4); (3) meperidine and ondansetron, 8 to 16 mg IV administered as an 8 mg bolus at the time of initiation of cooling with an optional second dose after buy buspar online 4 hours as needed for nausea (n=5); or (4) meperidine, ondansetron, and MgSO4, 4 to 6 g IV bolus followed by 1 to 3 g per hour infusion (n=8). Thermal comfort was evaluated with a 100-mm-long visual analog scale.

buspar a drug 2015-05-13

Randomised controlled trials allocating patients with GAD to hydroxyzine versus placebo buy buspar online and/or any other anxiolytic agent.

buspar 90 mg 2016-10-09

The 5-HT1A receptor is implicated in depression and anxiety. This receptor couples to G(i) proteins to inhibit adenylyl cyclase (AC) activity but can stimulate AC in tissues (e.g. hippocampus) that express ACII. The role of ACII in receptor-mediated stimulation of cAMP formation was examined in HEK-293 cells transfected with the 5-HT1A receptor, which mediated inhibition of basal and G(s)-induced cAMP formation in the absence of ACII. In cells cotransfected with 5-HT1A receptor and ACII plasmids, 5-HT1A agonists induced a 1. 5-fold increase in cAMP level. Cotransfection of 5-HT1A receptor, ACII, and Galpha(i2), but not Galpha(i1), Galpha(i3), or Galpha(o), resulted in an agonist-independent 6-fold increase in the basal cAMP level, suggesting that G(i2) preferentially coupled the receptor to ACII. The buy buspar online 5-HT1B receptor also constitutively activated ACII. Constitutive activity of the 5-HT1A receptor was blocked by pertussis toxin and the Gbetagamma antagonist, betaCT, suggesting an important role for Gbetagamma-mediated activation of ACII. The Thr-149 --> Ala mutation in the second intracellular domain of the 5-HT1A receptor disrupted Gbetagamma-selective activation of ACII. Spontaneous 5-HT1A receptor activity was partially attenuated by 5-HT1A receptor partial agonists with anxiolytic activity (e.g. buspirone and flesinoxan) but was not altered by full agonists or antagonists. Thus, anxiolytic activity may involve inhibition of spontaneous 5-HT1A receptor activity.

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The purpose of the present experiment was to develop and pharmacologically buy buspar online characterize a conflict drinking procedure that did not require the use of water-deprived animals.

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Both neuroleptic and nonneuroleptic medications are widely used to treat symptomatic behaviors in dementia patients. There is a substantial body of literature suggesting that neuroleptics are modestly effective in treating these symptoms, but the magnitude of their effect is limited. Nonneuroleptic medications, such as anticonvulsants and antidepressants, have been advocated as useful in treating certain symptoms but have not been as well studied. This article critically reviews the published evidence for the effectiveness of selected nonneuroleptic medications in treating behavioral symptoms in elderly dementia patients, especially those with buy buspar online possible Alzheimer's disease (AD). The literature consists almost entirely of clinical series and case reports, making interpretations of the efficacy of individual medications difficult. With the singular exception of the serotonin uptake blocker citalopram, the few placebo-controlled studies are of small sample sizes, showing at best very modest efficacy for the study medication. Despite their widespread use, there is very little published, empirical evidence for the effectiveness of these agents for treating behavioral symptoms in elderly dementia patients.

buspar highest dose 2017-03-05

A serotonin (5-HT)1A receptor partial agonist, buspirone, potentiates the clinical antidepressant properties of 5-HT reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Herein, we examined the interaction of buspirone with two SSRIs, duloxetine and fluoxetine, on extracellular levels of 5-HT, dopamine (DA), and noradrenaline (NAD) in single dialysate samples of freely moving rats. Duloxetine (5.0 mg/kg. s.c.) and fluoxetine (10.0 mg/kg, s.c.) increased dialysate levels of DA (65 and 60% vs. basal values, respectively). NAD (400 and 90%, respectively), and 5-HT (130 and 110%, respectively) in the frontal cortex (FCX). Buspirone (2.5 mg/kg, s.c.) similarly elevated levels of DA (100%) and NAD (160%) but reduced those of 5-HT (-50%). Administered with buspirone, the ability of duloxetine and fluoxetine to increase 5-HT levels was transiently inhibited (over 60 min), although by the end of sampling (180 min) their actions were fully expressed. In contrast, buspirone markedly and synergistically facilitated the elevation in DA levels elicited by buy buspar online duloxetine (550%) and fluoxetine (240%). Furthermore, buspirone potentiated the induction of NAD levels by duloxetine (750%) and fluoxetine (350%). These data suggest that a reinforcement in the influence of SSRIs on DA and possibly. NAD but not 5-HT release in FCX may contribute to their increased antidepressant activity in the presence of buspirone. More generally, they support the hypothesis that a reinforcement in dopaminergic transmission in the FCX contributes to the actions of SSRIs and other antidepressant drugs.

buspar lethal dose 2017-10-11

5-HT(1A) modulation within the midbrain periaqueductal gray (PAG) is closely associated with anxiety- or panic-like behavior. Several findings have demonstrated that the properties of buspirone (a 5-HT(1A) partial agonist) would function as either anxiolytic or panicolytic in both clinical and laboratory animal research. In this study, we have investigated the neuronal activity occurring within the different regions of the PAG induced by buspirone treatment. Twenty-eight albino Wistar rats (350-400 g) were injected with either acute or chronic saline/buspirone (each, n=7), respectively. Our results show that buspirone treatment reduced locomotor activity, body weight and fecal boli, particularly in the chronic buspirone group. Two-way ANOVA revealed a significant decrease of c-Fos-immunoreactive (ir) cells expression in all regions of the rostral PAG after both acute and chronic buspirone (acute buspirone (AB) and chronic buspirone (CB), respectively) treatment. However, no effects on c-Fos-ir were detected in the caudal lateral periaqueductal gray (lPAG) and ventrolateral periaqueductal gray (vlPAG) in both the AB and CB groups, and in the dorsolateral periaqueductal gray (dlPAG) of the CB group. Interestingly, c-Fos-ir cells in buy buspar online the dorsomedial periaqueductal gray (dmPAG) column were reduced consistently in both the rostral and caudal PAG in both AB and CB groups. Besides, in all regions the number of c-Fos-ir cells was higher in the AB than in the CB group with exception of the rostral lPAG. In conclusion, the main anxiolytic effect of buspirone was specifically localized in all regions of the rostral PAG and in the caudal dmPAG. However, the caudal dlPAG, lPAG and vlPAG were found to be ineffective to buspirone treatment, probably due to their distinctive function in mediating higher level of anxiety in defensive behavior. This indicates that the longitudinal anatomical structure of the PAG possesses a different level of receptor sensitivity of 5-HT(1A) in the pathophysiology of anxiety and panic disorder.

buspar increased dose 2017-05-14

Future studies should include a small-scale, placebo-controlled Phase IIa trial buy buspar online of buspirone in MA dependence.

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The effects of the anxiolytic drugs diazepam (5 mg buy buspar online ) or buspirone (5 or 10 mg) were studied in comparison with placebo on memory function in 39 subjects diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder. Neither drug altered the immediate recall of a list of 16 nouns or impaired digit span, a second test of immediate memory. Diazepam selectively impaired the recall of nouns after a 20 min delay when compared with placebo. In contrast, neither dose of buspirone altered the delayed recall of the word list. The implications of such different effects of anxiolytic drugs on memory function for the clinical treatment of anxiety are discussed.

buspar overdose death 2015-12-12

Forty-four patients with a mean Hamilton Anxiety Scale score of 28 completed treatment. There were no significant differences between treatment groups. All groups buy buspar online showed significant improvement after 8 weeks compared to baseline. There were no baseline differences between those who completed the trial and those who did not but patients given buspirone were more likely to drop out.

buspar 30 mg 2015-01-18

The Lopressor Iv Dosage study was conducted to analyse the influence of nociception on basal levels of anxiety-like behaviour and on the action of anxiolytic drugs.

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Perceptions of LTC clinicians regarding substitutes for antipsychotics in LTC patients with dementia vary widely and are often discordant with Biaxin Xl Filmtab published evidence.

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The current study evaluated three serotonin-3 (5-HT3) antagonists for potential anxiolytic effects in rats by using the fear-potentiated startle paradigm. Because initial studies did not show an effect of the 5-HT3 antagonists, the authors explored the question of whether altering the training conditions under which the conditioned fear is formed would alter the sensitivity of the paradigm to the effects of the 5-HT3 antagonists. Two fear-conditioning protocols were used: 1) 10 conditioning trials on each of 2 days using 0.5 mA of foot shock and 2) 15 conditioning trials in 1 day using 0.25 mA of foot shock. Ondansetron (0.001-1.0 mg/kg), (R)-zacopride (0.0001-1.0 mg/kg), granisetron (0.001-1.0 mg/kg), diazepam (0.32-3.2 mg/kg) and buspirone (0.56-5.6 mg/kg) were evaluated for their ability to reduce the potentiated startle produced by both conditioning protocols. Although diazepam and buspirone effectively reduced the potentiated startle produced by both protocols, the 5-HT3 antagonists were potently effective only in the second protocol. Subsequent experiments demonstrated that the 5-HT3 antagonists block startle potentiation only when the lower (i.e., 0.25 mA) shock intensity is used during training. These results Zyrtec D Dosing suggest the possibility that different conditioning protocols may produce qualitatively different anxiety states, which can be differentiated by the 5-HT3 antagonists, but not by diazepam or buspirone.

buspar therapeutic dose 2017-04-20

To study Anafranil 10 Mg the role of different antidepressants on exploration, spontaneous motor activity and isolation-induced aggressiveness in mice, further to discuss different mechanisms of their anti-aggression.

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Female rats were exposed to alternate days of isolation and moderate crowding for 2 weeks. Group composition was changed for each crowding phase. Basal anxiety and the anxiolytic efficacy of buspirone were assessed by the social interaction test of anxiety 24 h after Trandate Tabs the last crowding phase.

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The aim of this article Anafranil 400 Mg is to review the hypothetical mechanism of action of flibanserin in HSDD.

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We evaluated cortisol response to Exelon Y Alcohol buspirone in extended abstinent alcoholic patients to determine 5-HT1A receptor sensitivity in alcoholism. Alcoholic patients were inpatients with an extended abstinent period of at least 3 months. Alcoholics had a significantly lower cortisol level than did the normal controls from 60 min through to 150 min after administration of 30 mg buspirone. Our results show that cortisol response to buspirone was significantly decreased in alcoholic patients compared to normal controls, reflecting decreased 5-HT1A receptor sensitivity.

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The diagnosis, epidemiology, classification and clinical presentation, pathophysiology, and treatment of anxiety disorders are reviewed. Anxiety disorders, among the most common mental disorders, must be differentiated from medical diseases with anxious symptoms. A complete physical and mental status examination, as well as a thorough knowledge of the patient's medical, psychiatric, and drug history are required. Epidemiologic studies indicate an incidence of 4-8% in the United States. There are four categories of anxiety disorders: phobic disorders, anxiety states, posttraumatic stress disorders, and atypical anxiety disorders. Several psychoanalytic, behavioral, and cognitive theories have been advanced to explain the pathophysiologic mechanisms causing anxiety disorders. Of most interest are the biological theories involving the catecholamine neurotransmitter norepinephrine and the benzodiazepine receptor. Proper treatment for anxiety disorders involves nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic approaches. The benzodiazepines are widely used and are the mainstay of drug treatment for patients with situational anxiety and generalized anxiety disorder. However, problems with sedation, complications of drug withdrawal, and patients' fear of drug dependency may limit clinical usefulness. Buspirone is the first nonbenzodiazepine anxiolytic to be introduced in the United States in more than 25 years. Its unique role in treating anxiety, compared with the benzodiazepines, may include less sedation, minimal drug abuse potential, and fewer withdrawal symptoms upon drug discontinuation. Nonpharmacologic therapy is used extensively in the treatment of phobic disorders (simple and social phobia). Important advances in the diagnosis and treatment of anxiety disorders have been made. An accurate diagnosis is essential for optimal management. Unfortunately, many anxious patients do not seek treatment and some do not receive the Geodon 200 Mg most appropriate treatment.

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The benzodioxane, S15535, possesses low intrinsic activity and marked selectivity at 5-HT1A receptors, hippocampal populations of which are implicated Deltasone Cost in anxious states.

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Although fibromyalgia patients scored high on neuroticism, anxiety, depression and general distress, only a minor part of variance in pain was explained by psychological factors alone. High pain score was associated with high neuroticism, low baseline cortisol level and small drop in systolic blood pressure Trental 400 Dose after buspirone challenge test. This model explained 41.5% of total pain in fibromyalgia patients. In population controls, psychological factors alone were significant predictors for variance in pain.

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We report a patient with schizophrenia who suffered an acute exacerbation of psychosis when treated with buspirone to alleviate anxiety. This psychotic reaction appeared to be dose dependent. Discontinuing buspirone resulted in a rapid improvement of psychotic symptoms. Re-introduction of buspirone at a modest dose helped to alleviate anxiety without exacerbating his schizophrenic symptoms. The other case studies of psychosis due to buspirone are reviewed and possible mechanisms for Protonix Capsule this association are discussed, particularly the role of dopamine and serotonin.

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Environmental stress may initiate or exacerbate PA in cats. Drug treatment, environmental modification, or both Diovan 640 Mg may be useful in treatment of affected cats.

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Rats were trained to discriminate a dose of the alpha 2-adrenoceptor antagonist idazoxan (10 mg/kg IP) from saline. The discriminative stimulus produced by idazoxan was dose related and generalised to yohimbine. However, generalisation did not occur with a variety of compounds from other pharmacological categories including the alpha 1-adrenoceptor agonist cirazoline, the alpha 1-adrenoceptor antagonist prazosin, and the alpha 2-adrenoceptor agonist clonidine. The idazoxan stimulus was not antagonised by either prazosin or clonidine, although it was clear that idazoxan antagonised the reductions in response rate produced by clonidine. Dose-related responding on the idazoxan-associated lever was produced by the anxiolytics buspirone and ipsapirone and by their metabolite MJ 13653 (1-PP), which has previously been shown to be an alpha 2-adrenoceptor antagonist. In general, however, high levels of generalisation occurred with these three compounds only at doses which substantially reduced response rates. These results demonstrate that idazoxan can give rise to a discriminative stimulus which is probably mediated through antagonism at alpha 2-adrenoceptors although the failure of clonidine to block the idazoxan stimulus is difficult to explain.

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Pooled data for 427 patients with generalized anxiety disorders were analyzed retrospectively from six double-blind trials evaluating buspirone, a nonbenzodiazepine anxiolytic, in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder. After a 4- to 7-day washout period, patients were allocated at random to receive treatment over a 4-week period. Buspirone dose ranged from 10 to 60 mg. Patients were assessed on entry and at weekly intervals using the 14 symptom groups (items) of the Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HAM-A). Buspirone improved all symptom groups significantly; onset of anxiolytic activity was observed at week 1 in 3 groups of psychic symptoms of anxiety. Within 2 weeks, 8 of the 14 symptom groups were improved significantly by buspirone versus placebo, and symptoms of anxiety improved further up to the 4-week end point. Psychic symptoms of anxiety improved earlier in general than the somatic symptoms of anxiety. At the end of treatment, analyses of the HAM-A scores indicated that all of the 14 symptom groups (individual items), the total HAM-A score, and the 2 composite Psychic and Somatic Anxiety Factors were significantly improved with buspirone as compared to placebo. The beneficial effects of buspirone were not compromised by any significant side effects.