Klonopin is prescribed to many patients who have generalized anxiety disorder on a daily maintenance dosage basis. Generalized anxiety disorder occurs when a foreboding sense that something terrible is about to happen at any moment creates a worry so overpowering that it interferes with normal activities. Post traumatic stress disorder presents with many of the same symptoms as generalized anxiety disorder but is based on a real event in a person’s life. PTSD treatment plans often include Klonopin or a similar medication.
Social anxiety occurs when a person is so uncomfortable around other people that most if not all social interaction is avoided. This inability to be around other people makes living a normal life unbearable. Klonopin can help to overcome these irrational fears and allow a person to take the first steps back toward an engaged life. What makes Klonopin so effective in the treatment of social anxiety as well as other disorders is its ability to not lose its effectiveness over time. Unlike most other medications used to treat these types of disorders, the body does not develop a tolerance for Klonopin and a person can be kept on a maintenance dose for many years without having to worry about constantly trying new medications.