is structurally and pharmacologically distinct from all other anxiolytics. It blocks certain 5HT receptors, does not possess anticonvulsant or muscle-relaxant
properties, does not impair psychomotor function or cause sedation or physical dependence. Its onset of anxiolytic effects can be as long as 2 weeks and it is used for the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder.
has been used for many years as a perioperative sedative and anxiolytic and is considered an effective alternative treatment for generalized anxiety
reduce the sympathetic arousal aspect of anxiety and are used to control stage fright and other specific anxiety states.
The benzodiazepines (BDZs) compared to others
much higher therapeutic index than other sedating drugs.toxicity curve for BDZs reaches a plateau