Anxiety Panic Disorders

Society is always looking for the quick fix. Anxiety disorders are usually chronic. Benzodiazepines(xanax,klonopin,valium, ativan) treatment can be prolonged and hence there can be increased risk of side effects.

Physical and psychological dependence, withdrawl symptoms(reduced alertness, memory loss,fatigue etc) can occur with regular and extended usage.
When individuals stop taking these meds they have a 50-75 percent chance of relapse.

Cognitive behavioral therapy has been shown to be equally effective as medication for sleep challenges and anxiety.

Look into CBT before you start popping pills. Therapy and counseling can save you a lot of money without the side effects and I believe it is more effective.

David Abrams child teen adult counselor and psychotherapist
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