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Posted on Mon, 7 Aug 2017 in Mental Health
Question: I do not want to take Xanax for my anxiety and fear when I have to drive. What natural things can work to do the same. YYYY@YYYY
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe 25 minutes later
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Consultation

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Hello, and thanks for your question.

Xanax is absolutely not a good medication to use. It is addictive, causes memory loss and dementia and falls, and causes worsening anxiety over time. There is no natural remedy for anxiety other than relaxation techniques. I recommend CBT, a type of weekly therapy that is much safer and helps with anxiety more than medications.

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