Question: What kinds of medications are prescribed for generalized anxiety disorder?
Answer: Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is influenced by serotonin in the brain. Therefore, the most commonly prescribed medications for GAD as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). Another class of drugs used to treat GAD are known as benzodiazepines, which also ease anxiety and help with sleep. Common drugs in this class are Xanax (alprazolam), Klonopin (clonazepam), Valium (diazepam), and Ativan (lorazepam). Read more about treatments for GAD here.