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Anxiolytics and Autism

Anxiolytics are drugs used to treat feelings of anxiety or nervousness caused by stress or psychological problems. They are also used for sleeplessness and other problems. Anxiolytics are also known as hypnotics, sleeping pills, minor tranquillisers and sedatives.

Benzodiazepines are the most commonly used anxiolytics as they have fewer side effects than other anxiolytics such as barbiturates. Benzodiazepines include diazepam (Valium) and lorazepam (Ativan).Benzodiazepines are believed to work by modifying the amount and action of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA).

Azapirones are an alternative type of anxiolytic drug and include buspirone (BuSpar). Buspirone is an azapirone, a type of anxiolytic drug, which is sold under a variety of brand names including BuSpar.It affects chemicals in your brain that may become unbalanced and cause anxiety. Buspirone is used to treat symptoms of anxiety, such as fear, tension, irritability, dizziness, pounding heartbeat, and other physical symptoms.


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Updated
16 Jun 2018