What are the benefits of Xanax for anxiety?
Benzodiazepines, such as Xanax, act by binding to the GABA-A (gamma-aminobutyric acid-A) receptor in the brain. When Xanax binds to this receptor in the brain, it exerts a calming effect.
Xanax is frequently recommended for anxiety disorders because it can help reduce anxiety symptoms fast. Because Xanax has adverse effects, a risk of overdose, and the potential for dependence, other anxiety medicines and talk therapy are preferable long-term options for managing anxiety.
These other treatments, on the other hand, may take a few weeks to take effect. As a result, Xanax and other benzodiazepines are occasionally used as a “bridge” between treatments.