Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is a neurotransmitter found in the brain. It is involved in many processes, including mood regulation, sleep, and memory. Low levels of GABA can lead to anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues.
Benzodiazepines are a type of anti-anxiety medication that work by increasing the activity of GABA in the brain. Common benzodiazepines include alprazolam, diazepam, and clonazepam. Side effects of benzodiazepines can include drowsiness, confusion, dizziness, and impaired coordination. It is important to talk to your doctor about any potential side effects before taking a benzodiazepine.« Back to Glossary Index