What should I be aware of before I start taking anti-anxiety medication?

Sudeepta Varma, MD
Psychiatry
Before you start taking anti-anxiety medication, you should have a thorough work-up with your doctor, so you know all the risks and benefits. In this video, psychiatrist Sue Varma, MD, explains some of the risks and side effects of taking these meds.

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