Benzodiazepines and anticonvulsants for social phobia (social anxiety disorder).

@article{Jefferson2001BenzodiazepinesAA,
  title={Benzodiazepines and anticonvulsants for social phobia (social anxiety disorder).},
  author={James W. Jefferson},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={2001},
  volume={62 Suppl 1},
  pages={50-3}
}
Both benzodiazepines and conventional anticonvulsants have been evaluated as treatments for social phobia (social anxiety disorder). Among the benzodiazepines, clonazepam is the best studied, although there is reason to expect that all benzodiazepine anxiolytics would be effective for this condition. Among the anticonvulsants, gabapentin and pregabalin, an analogue of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), have been shown to be more effective than placebo in double-blind studies. Other than a small… CONTINUE READING