What do doctors look for when prescribing this? More importantly, what should I tell my doctor to get him to prescribe this for me? I am wary of asking my (very competent) psychiatrist to prescribe clonozipam, although I've had it prescribed by a different doctor some years back. the reason I want to phrase my request to him carefully is that I know doctors fear the patient will become dependent/addicted to klonopin...but it works so well for my anxiety. It makes it so much easier to walk around in large groups of people...no sweaty palms or anything. If I say I have social anxiety and get nervous with lots of people around, and school anxiety, will my doctor see that as justification for giving me klonopin?