“Outside of using a benzodiazepine…” is quite off putting considering that they are equally as dangerous or more so. It shows how reckless you are and that your words should be taken with a grain of salt. Adding any benzodiazepine to the situation would be the worst thing you could do to ANY person. That you are wholly unaware of this is disturbing. Yet, I’m not surprised by it because that’s the patent solution and why so many people are suffering the consequences of ignorant doctors who blindly prescribe one pill after another to fix problems only to make them much worse. Perhaps psychiatry should stop the assembly line pill pushing and spend some actual time teaching patients some of the myriad of coping skills that would benefit them and don’t involve dangerous drugs. Things like meditation, relaxation, cognitive therapy techniques, deep breathing, etc.