What kinds of medication are used for anxiety disorders?

Four major classes of medications are used in the treatment of anxiety disorders:

  1. SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors)
  2. SNRIs (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors)
  3. benzodiazepines
  4. tricyclic antidepressants

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