Tranquillizers - psychological drug dependence, Biology


These are the drugs that reduce tension and anxiety, bring calmness without inducing sleep.

(i) Phenothiazines -

  • These are anti psychotic drugs.
  • They decrease aggressiveness, remove anxiety & normelise thought & behaviour.

e.g. chloropromazine, thioridazine, perphenazine.

(ii)  Benzodiazepines -

  • These are anti anxiety drugs.

e.g. diazepam (Valium), oxazepam, chlordiazepoxide (Librium), chlonazepam etc. Diazepam is sleep inducing, antianxiety and anti convulsant agent.

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