The approach to dealing with anxiety and stress may vary from person to person. A lot of people affected by chronic anxiety participate in activities such as yoga or meditation to help improve their symptoms. Others seek counseling for therapy. Some people require a more aggressive approach and rely on prescription medication.
A lot of antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications focus on particular neurotransmitters inside the brain such as serotonin (associated with improved mood) and gamma aminobutryic acid (GABA).
One type of medication called Benzodiazepines helps induce a relaxed and sedative feeling and is commonly prescribed for anxiety and increasing GABA. Benzodiazepines is generally considered safe but chronic use can cause tolerance and withdrawal.
Some symptoms of Benzodiazepines withdrawal include:
- Trouble sleeping
- Muscle twitches
- Perceptual distortions
An imbalance of neurotransmitters within the brain can be linked to most Benzodiazepines withdrawal symptoms. An increased dosage in medication may be necessary to achieve the same healing effects in terms of Benzodiazepines tolerance withdrawal.