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Benzodiazepines

How quickly is the therapeutic effect seen with benzodiazepines?

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January 27, 2008 6:29AM

Usually fairly quickly, within a half an hour. Benzos are not used for long-term treatment. They are to fix anxiety right on the spot. Long-term medications are usually more like an SSRI antidepressant like Lexapro or Celexa. Those usually take about 3-4 weeks to work.