Prescription depressants, commonly known as Central Nervous System (CNS) depressants, are sedatives that can slow brain activity to treat a variety of disorders. Those who have anxiety problems will look for anti-anxiety medication, such as Xanax, to calm the mind. This can be useful for those who are prone to anxiety attacks and panic attacks. Depressants can be prescribed to treat anxiety, stress, and disorders like sleep and acute insomnia that can also be connected to pregnancy and postpartum.
Prescription depressants are not cures for any anxiety or similar related disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). They only allow the prescription to manage their symptoms, so you can function throughout the day in the right state of mind. Please be sure to check with a medical professional to find out what is the right medication for you.