I am well aware of the habit forming qualities of benzodiazepines and SNRI /SSRI medications. Considering the detriment of the former, is there any benefit to taking a benzo? I have been taking Effexor XR for several weeks with limited to no success. As a matter of fact, I have met with more adverse side-effects while using Effexor than positive. I will see my psychiatrist (who seems intent on pushing Effexor in the last two visits) next week, and I thought perhaps I should meet him with more educated questions than I have had in the past. I am primarily concerned with treating anxiety, and less with depression.
I am uncertain as to what is a matter of relevance and what is not.