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What are the side effects of medications for anxiety disorders?

Alice Domar
Psychology
Side effects depend on the medication you are taking but many of the anti-anxiety medications can cause drowsiness, confusion, and an inability to think clearly. Long term, one can develop a tolerance and they can be addictive, with increased anxiety when not taking them.

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