Benzodiazepines and Covid-19

Elizabeth Handy

EcoWatch reports that anxiety medication prescriptions are up 34% since the corona virus lockdowns began.

Many consumers are taking benzodiazepines, drugs that are known as anti-anxiety medications. Taking anti-anxiety medications has risks such as the early development of Alzheimer’s, drowsiness, confusion, dizziness, trembling, impaired coordination, vision problems, grogginess, and feelings of depression.

The best choices for those suffering from anxiety are exercise, and psychotherapy which applies EMDR and/or Brainspotting. Acupuncture can also be an effective complement to any treatment.

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