Sounds like this treatment decision was mad by a GP, some of whom know a lot about psychiatric diagnoses and treatments, and some of whom don't. I suspect in the original situation you would have been far better helped by seeing a counsellor. But he should have warned you that experts recommend that tranquillizers should not usually be used for more than 2 months at a time, or there is a real risk of dependency problems. It is now his duty to give you proper advice ( he can check with a psychiatrist to confirm what's best to do ) on how to gradually reduce the dose you are on, so you can come off the tranquilizer and remain well. If there are further problems after that, consider counselling ( the CBT method is very helpful for this sort of problem ) and seeing a psychiatrist if you and further help with anxiety or depression.
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