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Re: social anxiety - benzos.

Posted by Kevin on December 2, 1999, at 9:55:06

In reply to Re: social anxiety - benzos., posted by GS on December 1, 1999, at 22:30:53

> Benzodiazapines with longer half lives already mentioned in this thread such as klonipin and even shorter acting like ativan or xanax are perfectly safe and effective for anxiety disorders. That is what they are made for and why they are named "anti-anxiety".
> Why are these drugs overlooked or simply not mentioned as a first line of treatment???
> GS

***Because they can be addictive and can impair cognition, memory, and motor skills. Apparently the withdrawal from Xanax, in particular, can be quite fearsome (even to the point of involving seizures).





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