What is antianxiety medication

A drug that relieves the symptoms of anxiety. Commonly prescribed among these drugs are the benzodiazepines such as alpra-zolam (trade name Xanax) and diazepam (trade name Valium). The main side effects of these medications are drowsiness and dependence. Many of the antidepressants (especially the SSRIs) and bus-pirone are better choices for daily medication of chronic anxiety.

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