The SSRI's(Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa) are the treatment
of choice for generalized anxiety
disorder, social anxiety
disorder, panic disorder etc.,but require 2-4 wks before they become effective. Inderal, Xanax, Ativan are medications that are effective immediately. I encourage you to search this forum using social anxiety disorder(AKA social phobia), generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder as keywords.
Keep in mind that this information is intended for educational purposes only.