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Why are beta blockers used to treat generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)?

In addition to antidepressant medication, beta blockers may also be prescribed to help control the significant physical symptoms that may accompany GAD, including sweating, blushing, shaking, and heart palpitations. Beta blockers can only alleviate the physical symptoms of GAD, not the anxiety itself.

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