For some, anxiety becomes so severe that it is debilitating. Medication can be a helpful option for those who struggle with severe anxiety, and it does not have to be benzos. There are several other groups of medication that have been shown to help in reducing the symptoms of anxiety. Other than benzodiazepines, antidepressants and sedatives are the two most common types of medications used to treat anxiety.
So class, why are benzodiazepines still being prescribed?