Anxiolytic facts for kids

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Anxiolytics are drugs that are used for the treatment of anxiety, and anxiety-related disorders. The common drugs can be classified:

  • Benzodiazepines
  • Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, often abbreviated SSRIs
  • Azapirones
  • Barbiturates
  • Hydroxyzines
  • Pregabalin

In addition to these drug classes, there are also certain plants that have such properties. Many of the drugs listed above have side-effects. For this reason, they are only available on prescription. Certain forms of therapy have also been used to treat anxiety disorders.

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