Top 5 Anxiety Medications

BENZODIAZEPINES

  1. Alprazolam (Xanax) panic, generalized anxiety, phobias, social anxiety, OCD
  2. Clonazepam (Klonopin) panic, generalized anxiety, phobias, social anxiety
  3. Diazepam (Valium) generalized anxiety, panic, phobias
  4. Lorazepam (Ativan) generalized anxiety, panic, phobias
  5. Oxazepam (Serax) generalized anxiety, phobias
  6. Chlordiazepoxide (Librium) generalized anxiety, phobias

BETA BLOCKERS
propranolol (Inderal) social anxiety
atenolol (Tenormin) social anxiety

TRICYCLIC ANTIDEPRESSANTS

imipramine (Tofranil) panic, depression, generalized anxiety, PTSD
desipramine (Norpramin, Pertofrane and others) panic, generalized anxiety, depression, PTSD
nortriptyline (Aventyl or Pamelor) panic, generalized anxiety, depression, PTSD
amitriptyline (Elavil) panic, generalized anxiety, depression, PTSD
doxepin (Sinequan or Adapin) panic, depression
clomipramine (Anafranil) panic, OCD, depression

 

OTHER ANTIDEPRESSANTS
trazodone (Desyrel) depression, generalized anxiety
MONOAMINE OXIDASE INHIBITORS (MAOIs)
phenelzine (Nardil) panic, OCD, social anxiety, depression, generalized anxiety, PTSD
tranylcypromine (Parnate) panic, OCD, depression, generalized anxiety, PTSD

SELECTIVE SEROTONIN REUPTAKE INHIBITORS (SSRIs)
fluoxetine (Prozac) OCD, depression, panic, social anxiety, PTSD, generalized anxiety
fluvoxamine (Luvox) OCD, depression, panic, social anxiety, PTSD, generalized anxiety
sertraline (Zoloft) OCD, depression, panic, social anxiety, PTSD, generalized anxiety
paroxetine (Paxil) OCD, depression, panic, social anxiety, PTSD, generalized anxiety
escitalopram oxalate (Lexapro) OCD, panic,depression, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, PTSD, generalized anxiety
citalopram (Celexa) depression, OCD, panic, PTSD, generalized anxiety

SEROTONIN-NOREPINEPHRINE REUPTAKE INHIBITORS (SNRIS)
venlafaxine (Effexor) panic, OCD, depression, social anxiety, generalized anxiety
venlafaxine XR (Effexor XR) panic, OCD, depression, social anxiety, generalized anxiety
duloxetine (Cymbalta) generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic, OCD

MILD TRANQUILIZER
buspirone (BuSpar) generalized anxiety, OCD, panic

ANTICONVULSANTS
Valproate (Depakote) panic
Pregabalin (Lyrica) generalized anxiety disorder
Gabapentin (Neurontin) generalized anxiety, social anxiety