Which medications in the drug class Antianxiety Agents are used in the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?

Updated: May 17, 2018
  • Author: William M Greenberg, MD; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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Antianxiety Agents

Augmentation with antianxiety agents such as buspirone may be beneficial in patients with OCD.


Buspirone is an antianxiety agent not chemically or pharmacologically related to the benzodiazepines, barbiturates, or other sedative or anxiolytic drugs. It is a 5-HT1 agonist with serotonergic neurotransmission and some dopaminergic effects in the CNS.

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