The neurotransmitter __ plays an important role in anxiety. Indeed, pharmacological agents that enhance the activity of this neurotransmitter are often prescribed to treat anxiety.
The GABA neurotransmitter plays a key role in the modulation of anxiety responses both in the normal and pathological state and some of the drugs that are used to enhance this effect may include diazepam (Valium), alprazolam (Xanax), clonazepam (Klonopin) and lorazepam (Ativan).
Specifically speaking, Manipulation of these interrelated neurotransmitter systems with medications is frequently used to treat anxiety disorders. For instance, with the anxiety condition known as panic disorder, the panic attacks may be caused by interference with GABA receptor function and this is why so many medical researchers believe problems with the GABA neurotransmitter system in the brain are related to anxiety disorders ans several drugs have been invented and currently used to utilize and take advantage over the receptors for GABA, bringing forth a calming effect in the brain