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Medication and Anxiety

There are some mental health problems that can be helped by medication. However, relying solely on medication can be counterproductive. Most conditions require psychotherapy in addition to drugs. There are a variety of medicines to help a variety of problems, such as antidepressants for anxiety. These drugs work for both depression and anxiety by producing more serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is the chemical that makes you feel better, and calms you. Benzodiazepines are good for short-term help with anxiety. They act on the brain like alcohol, having a calming effect. These medications can be habit-forming, and should be used with care.

 

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