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Can Anti-Anxiety Drugs Cause Dementia?

A report published in the British Medical Journal links anxiety medication such as Xanax, Valium and Ativan to an increase in dementia.

The study found that this group of drugs known as benzodiazepines, if used for three to six months, increased the risk of dementia by 32 percent. But, if they are taken for longer than six months, the risk increased by 84 percent.

This study is just an “association” and does not prove these drugs cause an increase in dementia. But never forget when dealing with prescription medicine you never get anything for nothing. There is always a price to pay.