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How is clonidine used to treat anxiety?

Clonidine, another medication used to treat high blood pressure, is a central alpha-2 adrenergic agonist. It is also used to relieve severe symptoms of anxiety disorders, such as rapid heartbeat, palpitations, and sweating. It's useful when conventional medications fail to work well enough for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and panic disorder.

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