Are Minor Tranquilizers Safe For Long-Term Use?

Xanax, Valium, Klonopin, Ativan for long -term use?
Ever since the Rolling Stones came out with the song “Mother’s Little Helper,” more and more people have become aware of the use of minor tranquilizers to ease anxiety and promote sleep. Valium, the anti-anxiety drug referred to in Mick Jagger’s famous tune, has plenty of sister drugs including Xanax, Ativan, and Klonopin. However, medical […]
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What Is The Meaning Of Bipolar Disorder?

Until recent years, many people had not heard the term bipolar disorder. This is because “manic depression” was a more commonly used medical term for people suffering from extreme mood swings. Someone with bipolar disorder has a chemical imbalance in the brain that causes him to swing from deep depression to extreme elation or mania. […]
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What Is Borderline Personality Disorder?

The term borderline personality disorder has been around since before the 1980s film “Fatal Attraction.” In recent years, more people have been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. However, the term itself is sometimes considered demeaning and is widely misunderstood even in the medical community. Borderline typically meant at the border between neurosis and psychosis, though […]
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Should Pregnant Women Avoid Antidepressants?

The newer SSRI class of antidepressants such as Prozac and Paxil are generally considered safer for all people than older tricyclic drugs such as Elavil and Pamelor. However, the results of a study released by “Human Reproduction” in fall 2012 reveal that pregnant women should strongly consider not taking any antidepressants while expecting. The importance […]
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