antianxiety agent


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Related to antianxiety agent: anxiolytic drugs, anxiolytic medication
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cover the effects, indications, side effects, overdose, interactions, dosage and administration, discontinuation, and other aspects of antidepressants, antipsychotic drugs, mood stabilizers, antianxiety agents, hypnotics, and stimulants and other fast-acting drugs.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings support current impressionistic treatment recommendations for multiple personality disorder regarding the primacy of psychotherapy and the moderate benefits of psychopharmacology with antidepressant and antianxiety agents.
No widely agreed-upon pharmacological approach exists for managing behavioral abnormalities of this sort, and many different classes of psychoactive agents including antidepressants, antianxiety agents, antipsychotics, some anticonvulsants, and some antihypertensives, and others have been tried in clinical practice with varying degrees of success.
The two drug classes used most frequently in patients with eating disorders are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), most commonly fluoxetine and sertraline, and antianxiety agents, typically lorazepam and clonazepam.