Antianxiety Medication for Adults

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Antianxiety Medications

  • Symptoms include irritability, uneasiness, jumpiness, feelings of apprehension, rapid or irregular heartbeat, stomachache, nausea, faintness, and breathing problems.
  • Mild anxiety is often manageable, but sometimes it can present serious problems
  • A high level or prolonged state of anxiety can make the activities of daily life difficult, if not impossible
  • People may have generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), or more specific anxiety disorders such as panic, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Both antidepressants and antianxiety medications are used to treat anxiety disorders
  • The broad-spectrum activity of most antidepressants provides effectiveness in anxiety disorders as well as depression
  • Some anxiety medications, the benzodiazepines, can relieve anxiety symptoms in a short time

Antianxiety Medications
Ativan lorazepam
Azene clorazepate
BuSpar buspirone
Centrax prazepam
Librax, Libritabs, Librium chlordiazepoxide
Klonopin clonazepam
Paxipam halazepam
Serax oxazepam
Tranxene clorazepate
Valium diazepam
Xanax alprazolam