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Drugs used for anxiety not listed below:
Benzodiazepines should only be used for short-term treatment except in exceptional circumstances. Clear justification must be made and agreed between primary and secondary care for long-term treatment.
Benzodiazepines should only be prescribed for an anticipated maximum of 2-4 weeks; each single prescription should not exceed one month's supply.
Benzodiazepines are associated with a poorer outcome in the long term and should not be prescribed for the treatment of individuals with panic disorder (NICE CG113).