There are MANY MANY different medication approaches to treating anxiety
and panic, along with therapy. There are so many different kinds of drugs used to treat anxiety
, not just benzos.
Usually, in the event of a panic attack, the shorter acting benzos (Xanax, Ativan), are the best choices, because they have a much quicker onset of action, and if only taken here and there "as needed", there is very little concern of tolerance or dependency.