If you have anxiety, the good news is that there are certain medications useful for alleviating different symptoms of this disorder.
Doctors often prescribe them together with other therapies to achieve the best effect. However, some of these drugs are habit-forming, so they are often prescribed only for a short period of time.
Different anxiety disorders require different treatment regimens. Some of them are only preventive, while others are targeted at curing medical problems.
Benzodiazepines for anxiety disorders: Xanax, Klonopin, Ativan, Valium
Nowadays, antidepressants are often taken to prevent and treat anxiety, and most patients with this disease are prescribed to take SSRIs, or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors: Lexapro, Celexa, Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil
They prove to be quite effective when treating chronic anxiety disorders.
Such antidepressants as Effexor and Cymbalta act on important chemicals in the brain, including norephinephrine and serotonin.
Some patients take tricyclic antidepressants, such as Tofranil, to treat anxiety symptoms. Beta-blockers and antihistamines are effective in mild cases of this disorder, including performance and social anxiety.