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Postgrad Med. 1990 Jan;87(1):209-11, 215-6, 219.

Benzodiazepines for anxiety disorders. Are the concerns justified?

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  • 1Department of Psychiatry, Queens Hospital Center, Jamaica, New York.


Treatment of anxiety disorders deserves the attention of primary care physicians because so many patients have these disorders. Effective treatment is well within the professional repertoire of any physician who chooses to become familiar with the techniques. Aside from the drugs used to treat panic disorder, benzodiazepines are the mainstay of treatment. They are effective and generally safe.

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