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Adapin: see Doxepin

Acetaminophen: an over-the-counter pain medication used to treat headaches and muscle pain. Brand names include Tylenol.

Amphetamine: substance that produces a stimulating and energizing effect

Antihypertensive Medication: used to treat high blood pressure.

Adepril: see Amitryptiline

Adofen: see Fluoxetine

Advil: see Ibuprofen

Agonist: substance that stimulates receptors on a neuron.

Alboral: see Diazepam

Alcelam: see Alprazolam

Alepam: see Oxazepam

Aliseum: see Diazepam

Allegron: see Nortryptyline

Almazine: see Lorazepam

Alodorm: Nitrazepam

Alopam: see Doxepin

Alpha 2 Agonists: substances used in the treatment of anxiety that act on Alpha 2 auto receptors that results in decreased firing rate and decreased release of norepinephrine.

Alplax: see Alprazolam

Alpram: see Alprazolam

Alprazolam: a benzodiazepine medication used to treat anxiety disorders, includes brand name medications such as Alcelam, Alplax, Alpram, Alprax, Alprazolam Intensol, Alprox, Alzolam, Anpress, Ansiopax, Cassadan, Constan, Frontal, Kalma, Pharnax, Prinox, Ralozam, Solanax, Tafil, Trankimazin, Tricalma, Valeans, Xanagis, Xanax, Xanor, Zacetin, Zanapam, Zenax, Zolarem, Zoldac, Zoldax, Zotran.

Alprazolam Intensol: see Alprazolam

Alprox: see Alprazolam

Alupram: see Diazepam

Alzolam: see Alprazolam

Amicen: see Amitryptiline

Amilent: see Amitryptiline

Amilit: see Amitryptiline

Amineurin: see Amitryptiline

Amiplin: see Amitryptiline

Amiprin: see Amitryptiline

Amiprol: see Diazepam

Amitid: see Amitryptiline

Amitril: see Amitryptiline

Amitrip: see Amitryptiline

Amitryptiline: a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) medication often used in the treatment of anxiety and depressive conditions. Includes brand name medications such as Adepril, Amicen, Amilent, Amilit, Amineurin, Amiplin, Amiprin, Amitid, Amitril, Amitrip, Amyline, Amyzol, Anapsique, Apo-Amitriptyline, Domical, Elatrol, Elatrolet, Elavil, Emitrip, Enafon, Endep, Enovil, Etravil, Lantron, Laroxyl, Larozyl, Lentizol, Levate, Miketorin, Mutabon D, Novoprotect, Novotriptyn, Pinsanu, Pinsaun, Quietal, Redomex, Saroten Retard, Saroten, Sarotena, Sarotex, Syneudon, Teperin, Trepiline, Tridep, Tripta, Triptizol, Trynol, Tryptal, Tryptalette, Tryptanol, Tryptine, Tryptizol, Trytanol, Trytomer, Uxen, Vanatrip.

Amoxapine: a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) medication sometimes used in the treatment of anxiety and depression. Amoxapine blocks serotonin reuptake at the synapse and blocks serotonin 2A receptors. Includes brand names such as Asendin.

Amyline: see Amitryptiline

Amyzol: see Amitryptiline

Anafranil: see Clomipramine

Anapsique: see Amitryptiline

Anlin: see Diazepam

Anpress: see Alprazolam

Ansial: see Buspirone Hydrochloride

Ansiced: see Buspirone Hydrochloride

Ansiolin: see Diazepam

Ansiopax: see Alprazolam

Ansitec: see Buspirone Hydrochloride

Anten: see Doxepin

Antenex: see Diazepam

Anti-anxiety Drugs/Medications: drugs that are used primarily for treating anxiety.

Anticonvulsants: medications used to treat seizure disorders. Also sometimes used to treat symptoms of mania and sometimes used in the treatment of anxiety. Includes medications such as valproic acid (Depakote), carbamazepine, lamotrigine, gabapentin, and topiramate (Topamax).

Antidep: see Imipramine

Antidepressant: medications currently used primarily in the treatment of depression, as well as anxiety and panic, including Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) and Tricyclic Antidepressants (TCAs). May also be used to describe the newer antidepressants such as Selective Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs) such as reboxetine, norepinephrine and dopamine reuptake blockers such as bupropion, Dual Serotonin and Norepinephrine Reuptake Blockers (SNRIs) such as venlafaxine, Dual Serotonin 2 Antagonists/Serotonin reuptake Inhibitors (SARIs) such as nefazodone and trazodone, and agents that act via Dual Serotonin and Norepinephrine Actions through Alpha 2 Antagonism (NaSSAs) such as mirtazapine.

Antipsychotic Drugs/Medications: drugs with a calming effect used primarily to treat psychotic symptoms but also used in some cases, usually in much smaller doses, in the treatment of depression and anxiety.

Anxicalm: see Diazepam

Anxiedin: see Lorazepam

Anxinil: see Buspirone Hydrochloride

Anxiogenic: something that generates anxiety

Anxiolan: see Buspirone Hydrochloride

Anxiolytic: something that reduces, suppresses, cuts or takes away anxiety.

Anxionil: see Diazepam

Anxira: see Lorazepam

Anzepam: see Lorazepam

Aplacasse: see Lorazepam

Aplacassee: see Lorazepam

Apo-Amitriptyline: see Amitryptiline

Apo-Chlordiazepoxide: see Chlordiazepoxide

Apo:Diazepam: see Diazepam

Apo-Imipramine: see Imipramine

Apo-Lorazepam: see Lorazepam

Aponal: see Doxepin

Apozepam: see Diazepam

Aripax: see Lorazepam

Armonil: see Diazepam

Aropax: see Paroxetine

Arsitran: see Chlordiazepoxide

Arzepam: see Diazepam

Asendin: see Amoxapine

Assival: see Diazepam

Ateben: see Nortryptyline

Atensine: see Diazepam

Ativan: see Lorazepam

Atruline: see Sertraline

Aurorix: see Moclobemide

Aventyl: see Nortryptyline

Aventyl HCl: see Nortryptyline

Azedipamin: see Diazepam

Azurogen: see Lorazepam