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Anxiety Disorders

10 Things You Need to Know About Anxiety Medication

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Everyone reacts differently to anxiety medication


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Medication is a good short-term solution for anxiety


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There are many different medications available for anxiety


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Anxiety medications may limit your other activities


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Anxiety medications may build up in your system


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Anxiety medications can worsen symptoms in a few cases


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Risk of drug Interactions with other medications or substances


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Anxiety medications should not be taken if you're pregnant


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Risk of addiction to benzodiazepines


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You may need more of the medication to get anxiety relief


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