Diazepam (Valium) is mainly used to treat anxiety disorders and for short-term relief of the symptoms of anxiety.
The medication is primarily used to relieve symptoms of anxiety disorders, seizures, muscle spasms and alcohol withdrawal. Diazepam functions by slowing down the nerves in the brain such as the central nervous system. The drug may be available in many different forms as well as under several brand names. Together with other medications or on its own, valium is most times used to treat seizures