Different options. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors ; Buspar (buspirone) are excellent. Benzodizapines are often used short-term while waiting for other meds to kick in. They can provide fast -acute relief. They are also used long-term by some. I always recommend using non-medication approaches when meds are utilized.To address stress: talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of >.
Best w/ talk therapy. All antidepressants, but particularly the ssris are used since the older anti-anxiety drugs (benzodiazepines, such as valium, Ativan and xanax (alprazolam) carry a risk of addiction or tolerance, thus not being as desirable for long-term use. All have possible side effects, and i strongly recommend cbt therapy to learn skills to reduce or avoid drug tx. Good luck.