Beta-blockers (such as atenolol or propranolol) are medications often
used to treat
high blood pressure and fast or irregular heart
Beta-blockers may be used to treat people with mental health
disorders, such as social anxiety disorder or
schizophrenia, as they can prevent development of
physical symptoms of anxiety such as rapid heart rate or
tremors of the hands. They are also used to treat the
tremors and restlessness that are common side effects linked with
medicines (such as antipsychotics or mood stabilizers) used to treat
June 13, 2013
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
& Lisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry
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