To alleviate anxiety, some individuals turn to aniracetam (a substance sold in supplement form). Classified as a nootropic (a type of drug used to enhance brain function), aniracetam is available as a prescription drug in Europe but currently unregulated in the United States.
Although research on the health effects of aniracetam is fairly limited, there's some evidence that aniracetam shows promise in the treatment of anxiety disorders. For instance, an animal-based study published in the European Journal of Pharmacology in 2001 found that aniracetam may help reduce anxiety by affecting certain brain chemicals. Preliminary research also indicates that aniracetam may help protect against depression.
If you're looking for natural relief of anxiety, herbal remedies like passion flower may be of some benefit. In addition, taking up mind-body practices like yoga and meditation may help ease anxiety symptoms. Read the full article: Aniracetam - What You Need to Know.