Tagged: Benzodiazepine

Additional Agents and Miscellaneous Therapies

Sedative-Hypnotics These drugs in general, and clonazepam in particular, were among the first used and reported on (in 1979) for the treatment of restless legs syndrome (RLS).1 However, their ability to specifically alleviate RLS...

Drugs for Treating Anxiety Disorders

Drugs that are used to relieve anxiety are called anxiolytics. Many belong to the class of sedative-hypnotics, which is part of a still larger category, the CNS depressants. CNS depressants include the barbiturates, the benzodiazepines, and alcohol. All of...

Neurochemical Effects of Alcohol

The neurochemical effects of alcohol have proven more difficult to examine than some other drugs. One important reason is the chemical nature of the alcohol molecule that not only provides the means for easy...