From what I have read about xanax, it seems it is a tranquilizer, not an anti-depressant. I experience bouts of anxiety/panic, but not all the time. I do not consider myself depressed. Does anyone here take xanax on an as-needed basis, rather than every single day? Taking it every single day does not appeal to me, simply because it seems one would eventually not get as much out of it after some amount of time. your input is greatly appreciated. thanks.