How Long Will It Take For Benzodiazepine Treatment To Help My Anxiety Disorder?

Dr. Brian Brennan answers the question: 'Duration Of Benzodiazepine Treatment?'

ByBrian Brennan, M.D., Associate Director, Translational Neuroscience Research, McLean Hospital
April 15, 2008, 5:57 PM

— -- Question: How long will it take for benzodiazepine treatment to help my anxiety disorder?

Answer: One of the great things about benzodiazepines is they actually work very quickly. So some people who have a response actually after one or even a few doses of medication, so they're very good medications to manage anxiety symptoms urgently and in situations where people need rapid effects from medications.

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