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1 in 4 Seniors Is Taking Anxiety Meds

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  • Research conducted by two U.S. universities and the Department of Veterans Affairs suggests 1 in 4 older adults is now turning to pills to address anxiety and other health conditions common among seniors
  • Benzodiazepine drugs, which include popular medications like Valium and Xanax, are highly addictive and put seniors at an increased risk of drug dependency
  • Beyond the risk of dependency, long-term use of benzodiazepines also can raise your risk of broken hips, car crashes and falls
  • If you suffer from anxiety, I highly recommend you try the Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT); I also share a number of other approaches recommended for anxiety sufferers of all ages

By Dr. Mercola

The news that 1 in 4 senior citizens is taking prescription medications for anxiety most likely comes as no surprise. After all, it’s rare to find an age group unaffected by anxiety these days.


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