Exploring anxiety treatments
Medications have long been a mainstay in anxiety treatment. While there are a variety of medications prescribed for anxiety, almost all of them target the same thing: the ‘chemical’ part of the brain’s electrochemical signaling. By balancing the level of chemicals like serotonin, medications help to ease anxiety symptoms.
Taken regularly, some medications (especially benzodiazepines) can lead to dependence. Dependence also means that when you stop using the medication, your body goes into withdrawal.
What to do if medications aren’t for you
Anxiety relief without medication is possible. Medications are certainly an effective anxiety treatment for some people, but not everyone. You may find that medications just aren’t working, no matter how many different kinds you and your doctor try. Or, you may experience lots of side effects. Maybe you don’t want to go on medications in the first place. If this is the case, you may want to consider an alternative prescription: a medical device called Alpha-Stim.