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Xanax is habit forming. You should not take it longer than 4-5 weeks. The long-term intake causes anxiety and memory problem and significant withdrawal symptoms when you try to quit it. Instead you should take SSRI or SNRI. But it takes 4-6 weeks to take the effect.
Selective serotonine reuptake inhibitor. SNRI is selective serotonine/norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor.