I have a patient who has been taking zanax for two years, but not everyday. That is until this last year when his wife left. PT has a history of OCD (not ticks - but uncontrolable thought patterns and spirals). I wish to get him off of Zanax and onto something like Wellbutrin or Klonopin as needed, which, isn't al the time. He has been prone to anxiety attacks that debilitate him from his job since 1981, but was only recently diagnised with OCD in 1990. This PT needs SOMETHING APO for these attacks. Any advice?
How long can I expect the detox to take and what can I do in the home, short of a self-induced detox coma state?