Benzodiazapines and Side-Effects

Are you are taking a Benzodiazapine?  

Common ones are:
Ativan (lorazepam), Dalmane (flurazepam), Valium (diazepam), Doral (quazepam), Halcion (triazolam), Klonopin (clonazepam), Librium (chlordiazepoxide), Paxipam (halazepam), ProSom (estazolam), Restoril (temazepam), Serax (oxazepam), Tranxene-SD (clorazepate), Xanax (alprazolam)

If you are using one of those medications, you should know that there are potential side-effects that you might want to avoid. There is a lot of very good information from very credible sources that suggests that use of those drugs interferes with learning. Long-term use of that medicine can have more serious consequences.

I am not trying to scare anyone. There can be very good reasons to use "bennies" as prescribed. But there ARE ALTERNATIVES.  Certain SSRIs can address anxiety with much less side-effect.  Cognitive-behavioral strategies can be learned and utilized to great benefit.

Read about Benzodiazapines yourself, and decide. I have included a link to an extremely well respected publication, PSYCHOLOGY TODAY.