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Anxious about Taking Anti-Anxiety Medication? Weighing the Pros and Cons

Maybe you have been suffering from anxiety related problems for awhile. You have tried meditation, yoga, deep breathing techniques, exercise,and even supplements to help ease your anxiety. Therapy has helped some but despite all your efforts your anx...

By Merely Me

Should You Take Medication for Anxiety?

Eileen Bailey provides useful information to know when considering taking anxiety medication: different types of medication, side effects, questions to ask your doctor, and lifestyle changes you should implement.

By Eileen Bailey

Anxiety Medications and Drug Screening: What You Should Know

Many employers require drug screenings today. Anti-anxiety medications may show up as part of an expanded drug screening. Here's what you need to know about anxiety medications and drug screenings.

By Eileen Bailey

12 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Your Anxiety

Be prepared with a list of the right questions to ask your doctor about anxiety. Here are 12 that will ensure you leave with adequate information and will lead to a more targeted treatment.

By Eileen Bailey

10 Things You Need to Know About Anxiety Medications Before You Take Them

Anti-anxiety medications such as benzodiazepines can offer substantial relief for symptoms of anxiety, but come with risks. Eileen Bailey provides 10 things that everyone should know before taking anti-anxiety meds.

By Eileen Bailey

Identifying and Treating Anxiety Over 50

Can you have anxiety in your 50s, 60s, 70s and older? While doctors once thought that anxiety declines with age, it may just be that you get better at coping – or hiding it.

By Eileen Bailey

How Anxious Thinking Affects Sex Lives

When apprehension tips over to anxiety, that’s when intimacy problems really start.

By Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., CPsychol., AFBPsS

4 Things People Don't Tell You About Anxiety Medication

These four things, including how long it takes for medication to work, aren’t always discussed with doctors, but they should be.

By Eileen Bailey

Depression and Anxiety Not Linked With Medication Overuse in Migraine

A recent study found that Migraine patients with anxiety or depressive disorders were not more likely to overuse acute medications.

By Tammy Rome

Anxiety and Medications During Pregnancy

You have anxiety and you just found out you are pregnant, or maybe you are thinking of becoming pregnant. What do you do? Do you continue taking anxiety medications? What are the risks of possible birth defects?

By Eileen Bailey