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how exactly do anxiety meds work?

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Dr. Steven Hill
22 years experience Family Medicine
Different methods: Different meds work differently - some affect serotonin levels by raising them, while others are just sedatives (these are the most addictive like Xanax (alprazolam) and ativan).
Answered on Feb 18, 2015

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