Anti anxiety medications has been regarded as one of the riskiest forms of medications human can take due to its side effects. As much as 25 warnings were issued by 6 different countries (USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, UK) that anxiety medications causes delusions and hallucinations, harmful side effects after a long period usage, abnormal behaviors, birth defects etc.
Medication for anxiety also have adverse effect on the brain, thus the reason for variance in psychology and mind control, it may also stimulate other areas of the brain that are not indicated in the management of anxiety and depression.
Anti-anxiety drugs belong to a family of drugs known as Benzodiazepins. Some of those drugs are Valium, lorazepam, alprazolam etc. These anti-anxiety drugs are mostly prescribed for panic attack, anxiety and depression. Valium for instance is an instance of prescribed antidepressants for anxiety due to its calming effect on the nerves and inducement of sleep on its subject.
How does these anti-anxiety medications work?
They work by exerting a stimulatory effect on the brain neuro-receptors to produce a chemical called gamma amino butyric acid (GABA), a major neurotransmitter that impact anxiety, mood balance, pain sensitivity and sleep.
The side effect is that they affect the way you think, reduces your cognition and perception level such that you respond later to emergency.
What are the hidden dangers of anti anxiety medications?
Anti-anxiety meds have many side effects which affects the body in strange ways when you use it over a long haul so it is not a medication you take without supervision.
So what are the hidden dangers of using these anti anxiety meds?
1. High dosage of these anti anxiety meds may induce coma due to its intense inhibitory effect on the neurotransmitter called gamma butyric acid.
2. Respiratory inhibition and severe sleep apnea may result from usage of an anti anxiety medication.
3. Your baseline state of anxiety increases over time so you might tend to use more of anti anxiety medications due to impacted insensitivity of the brain to the neurotransmitter.
4. Restlessness and increased panic attacks
5. Increased irritability and insomnia
6. Increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease: A report has indicated that using anti anxiety medications for at least 3 months increases your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
7. Anti anxiety medication reduces your ability to coordinate your thoughts, with risks of impaired memory.
There are good alternatives such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors but they should only be used under your GP’s supervision.