meds for anxiety (please read if u know anything about them) I wonder if anyone can help. I am having a real problem with anxiety, it is making me unable to deal with people in my working life. I am a reasonably intelligent person, and when I am relaxed can communicate well and can get things done to a satisfactory level at least. But what is happening to me is that during every interaction I have with people at work at the moment I am really struggling to find words, becoming visibly affected and getting really emotional about it. I don't say it but it cannot be unnoticed, I am an open book at the best of times. The point is I am coming across as being stupid at work(I am not imagining that) and I am finding it extremely difficult to deal with people. I haven't told anyone at work I have a problem, it wouldn't work out favourably for me to do so. I was on Lexapro, which alleviated my suicidal feelings, but didn't do anything for the anxiety, which is more pressing than the depression, and to a great extent causes the depression. My point is, anyway, can anyone tell me what the most effective med for anxiety is? without making me sleepy or affecting my mental performance. I don't care about being detached. At this stage not being animated seems a small price to pay for being able to work. I am really scared that I won't be able to work soon, and it's a path I would really like to avoid. Hope someone can tell me something, I'm getting pretty desperate.