the husband was put on LEXAPRO_ HUGE reaction- i want to know if Valium would be a better drug for him for anixiety
Valium does it effect the seritonin levels of the brain?
Question posted by lisa boothe on 25 Jan 2010
Last updated on 25 January 2010 by Psychmajor
valium doesnt directly act on serotonin but on GABA (and dopamine but any drug which is addictive does this)... gaba slows the firing rate of the other neurotransmitters in the brain (reduces anxiety and seizures for this reason) so technicly valium doesnt act directly on serotonin. valium is one of the weaker benzos but lasts in the body for a good few weeks- a month after taking it...
people react to antidepressants differently so most docs wont prescribe a benzo after only trying 1 antidepressant. I would suggest trying another antidepressant and/or anticonvulsants which are non addictive and effect anxiety and depression
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