If xanax/Valium help with my panic attacks why is my pcp pushing antidepressants on me? Also whats the difference? I'm not depressed I just get nervous.

See answer. Many antidepressants are very effective for anxiety, especially the 'serotonin-boosting' meds like Prozac, (fluoxetine) etc. They are longer-lasting, provide better coverage than shorter -acting Xanax/Valium type meds and are not potentially addicting. Your doc is correct. Glad you're not depressed. I hope this helps.