Anti-Anxiety Agents (Anxiolytics)

Agents that alleviate ANXIETY, tension, and ANXIETY DISORDERS, promote sedation, and have a calming effect without affecting clarity of consciousness or neurologic conditions. Some are also effective as anticonvulsants, muscle relaxants, or anesthesia adjuvants. ADRENERGIC BETA-ANTAGONISTS are commonly used in the symptomatic treatment of anxiety but are not included here.
Also Known As:
Anxiolytics; Anti-Anxiety Drugs; Tranquillizing Agents, Minor; Agents, Anti-Anxiety; Agents, Anxiolytic; Agents, Minor Tranquilizing; Agents, Minor Tranquillizing; Anti Anxiety Agents; Anti Anxiety Drugs; Drugs, Anti-Anxiety; Minor Tranquilizing Agents; Minor Tranquillizing Agents; Anxiolytic Agents; Tranquilizing Agents, Minor
Networked: 400 relevant articles (17 outcomes, 35 trials/studies)

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Bio-Agent Context: Research Results


1. Möhler, Hanns: 3 articles (01/2015 - 09/2002)
2. de Jong-van den Berg, Lolkje T W: 3 articles (07/2012 - 03/2009)
3. Vestergaard, P: 3 articles (06/2012 - 07/2005)
4. Fridlund, Bengt: 2 articles (11/2015 - 03/2015)
5. Thvilum, Marianne: 2 articles (05/2014 - 02/2014)
6. Almind, Dorthe: 2 articles (05/2014 - 02/2014)
7. Brix, Thomas Heiberg: 2 articles (05/2014 - 02/2014)
8. Hegedüs, Laszlo: 2 articles (05/2014 - 02/2014)
9. Brandt, Frans: 2 articles (05/2014 - 02/2014)
10. Christensen, Kaare: 2 articles (05/2014 - 02/2014)

Related Diseases

1. Anxiety Disorders (Anxiety Disorder)
2. Panic Disorder (Panic Attack)
3. Schizophrenia (Dementia Praecox)
4. Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders (Insomnia)
5. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive)
01/01/2006 - "For example, the effects of anxiolytics and 5-HT-active compounds, including those used clinically for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), can be detected. "
09/01/1996 - "Reported placebo response levels in clinical studies of anxiolytics for generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder vary widely, with a tendency to be rather high, although studies in social phobia and obsessive compulsive disorder appear to have consistently low placebo response rates. "
01/01/1996 - "The concept of antidepressants is changing rapidly as these agents appear with new therapeutic indications other than depression, such as panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, etc. It can be expected that the presently available antidepressants might eventually be considered anxiolytics or that benzodiazepines and 5-HT1A agonists could come to be viewed as disinhibiting substances."
02/28/2003 - "However, compounds (triazolobenzodiazepines such as adinazolam and alprazolam, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) that have a different spectrum of therapeutic efficacy in anxiety disorders such as panic attacks, generalized anxiety disorder or obsessive-compulsive disorder were poorly effective as anxiolytics in the open field test, suggesting that this paradigm may not model features of anxiety disorders. "
05/01/2012 - "Search terms included the following, individually and in combination: psychiatry, athletes, elite athletes, professional athletes, sports, sport psychiatry, mental illness, major depressive disorder, depression, bipolar disorder, suicide, anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, social phobia, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, specific phobia, psychosis, eating disorders, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, substance abuse, substance dependence, addiction, alcohol, anabolic steroids, stimulants, antidepressants, mood stabilizers, anxiolytics, antipsychotics, sedative-hypnotics, psychotropics, medications, and psychiatric medications. "

Related Drugs and Biologics

1. Antidepressive Agents (Antidepressants)
2. Hypnotics and Sedatives (Sedatives)
3. Antipsychotic Agents (Antipsychotics)
4. Benzodiazepines
5. Alprazolam (Xanax)
6. Buspirone (Buspar)
7. Risperidone (Risperdal Consta)
8. olanzapine (Zyprexa)
9. Serotonin (5 Hydroxytryptamine)
10. Anticonvulsants (Antiepileptic Drugs)

Related Therapies and Procedures

1. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
2. Therapeutics
3. Induced Hyperthermia (Thermotherapy)
4. Injections
5. Analgesia