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Will I suffer side effects from treatment for generalized anxiety disorder?

You may suffer some side effects from the medication used to treat generalized anxiety disorder. Some antidepressant medications may be addictive or cause short-term memory problems. Anti-anxiety medications sometimes cause headaches and difficulty sleeping. Discuss your concerns about possible side effects with your doctor before starting any medicinal treatment.

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