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Kava for Anxiety- Separating Fact from Fiction

As stressed-out Americans look for ways to relax, some are heading to kava bars that are popping up around the country, while others are using kava supplements as a means to reduce anxiety.

More Overdose Deaths From Anxiety Drugs

A new study suggests that anti-anxiety medications now are playing an outsize role in overdose deaths. Benzodiazepines — like Valium and Xanax that are used to treat anxiety, panic disorders and insomnia — were involved in 6,973 overdose deaths in 2013, or about 30% of the 22,767 prescription drug overdoses…

Anxiety drugs may be overprescribed for older women

A new study, published in The Journal of the American Medical Association Psychiatry, found that in 2008, 12% of women over 80 were taking benzodiazepines. These drugs have been linked to an increased risk of both falls and dementia and, according to the American Geriatrics Society, should be avoided in…

Anxiety Disorder Fast Facts

Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress, but for some people it can become excessive and affect their daily life. According to the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH): Approximately 40 million American adults ages 18 and older, or about 18.1 percent of people in this age group in a…

No red flags on ADHD meds says Prof Klein, NYU

NYU Child Mind Institute Professor sees no red flags in studies on long term use of ADHD meds. In this video, Dr. Rachel Klein notes that it’s difficult to isolate the effects of ADHD medicines long-term in the body. However, multiple studies have followed children into adolescence without an issue being…

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