Medications for Anxiety and Panic Disorders

The major class of medication used to treat anxiety and panic disorders is called benzodiazepine sedative hypnotic anxiolytics. Benzodiazepines are medications that work on the central nervous system (by enhancing the inhibitory effects of GABA) and are used as sedatives (calming effect), hypnotics (sleep aid), and anxiolytics (relieves anxiety). 

Benzodiazepines are not for everyday stress and anxiety; they are prescribed for chronic and/or debilitating anxiety, panic disorders, and post-traumatic ...

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