What Are Some Risks of Anti-Anxiety Medications? (1:32)
Anti-anxiety medications can be very effective if closely monitored by a doctor for short doses; but if abused or taken too long, there can be long-term risks. Watch psychiatrist Sue Varma, MD, explain these risks, especially becoming dependent.
Sudeepta Varma, MD, is a board certified psychiatrist at the NYU Langone Medical Center. She was also the founding medical director and attending psychiatrist to a prestigious mental health program at NYU Langone.