Xanax: How It Affects Your Mind and Body

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Xanax: How It Affects Your Mind and Body

Xanax is the 5th most prescribed drug in the US. It is designed to treat anxiety and panic disoders.

However, long-term Xanax use, misuse, and abuse can have many adverse effects on the mind and body.

Physical Side-Effects:

  • Dry mouth
  • Constipation
  • Drowsiness
  • Light-headedness
  • Blurry vision
  • Change in appetite
  • Tremors
  • Seizures

Psychological Side-Effects:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Confusion
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Depersonalization
  • Nightmares
  • Mania
  • Suicidal thoughts

Behavioral Side-Effects:

  • Irritability
  • Agitation
  • Mood swings
  • Disinhibition
  • Aggressiveness
  • Antisocial behavior
  • Violent behavior
  • Hyper-confidence