Anti-Anxiety Drugs Linked to Alzheimer’s?
Why You Are Demented?
I have to admit, that at first glance the question kind of made me laugh.
From the article:
Benzodiazepines are a class of drugs often prescribed to ease the anxiety and/or the insomnia associated with chronic pain. They include familiar names such as Xanax, Valium, Ativan and Klonopin. Unfortunately, recently published research has found that older patients prescribed these drugs are at a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, the risk becoming significantly higher with the greater use of these medications