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What is the best anti-anxiety drug?
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Dr. Mark Rego
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: It depends.
Anxiety comes in different types.
Panic attacks, bad worrying, phobic fears etc. In fact anxiety comes with almost all psychiatric disorders in adults. Think of it like a symptom and talk with your doctor to get a diagnosis and then the right drug.

In brief: It depends.
Anxiety comes in different types.
Panic attacks, bad worrying, phobic fears etc. In fact anxiety comes with almost all psychiatric disorders in adults. Think of it like a symptom and talk with your doctor to get a diagnosis and then the right drug.
Dr. Mark Rego
Dr. Mark Rego
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Best
There is no best, all work similar, differ in length of time they work for, side effects, and tolerability.

In brief: Best
There is no best, all work similar, differ in length of time they work for, side effects, and tolerability.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Good Question
There is not an automatic answer to this.
It really depends on the person's situation and what is needed from the medication. The most potent anti-anxiety medicines that are used much these days are the benzodiazepines such as ativan, xanax, (alprazolam) and klonopin. These meds are helpful but can be addictive over the long term. Several of the antidepressants are useful for anxiety, but work more gradually.

In brief: Good Question
There is not an automatic answer to this.
It really depends on the person's situation and what is needed from the medication. The most potent anti-anxiety medicines that are used much these days are the benzodiazepines such as ativan, xanax, (alprazolam) and klonopin. These meds are helpful but can be addictive over the long term. Several of the antidepressants are useful for anxiety, but work more gradually.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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