The authors compared the effects of chlordiazepoxide, oxazepam, and
placebo on hostility, as an inner motivational or arousal state, in
moderately and highly anxious male research volunteers. The data again
supported the hypothesis that clordiazepoxide-induced increases in
motivational hostility are more frequent and intense than those associated
with placebo and oxazepum. The data also suggest that oxazepam may be a
more specific "hostility tranquilizer" than other benzodiazepines.