Stress, Anxiety, and the Global Financial Crisis

Stress, Anxiety, and the Financial Crisis

Did the Stress Response Worsen the Global Financial Crisis?

By now, most of us have probably heard of the stress hormone cortisol, which is released by the adrenal glands during the body’s fight-or-flight response. Cortisol has gotten a bad rap — it’s primarily known for causing weight gain, interfering with cognitive functions like memory, and contributing to health issues like high blood pressure and heart disease.
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The Risks and Side Effects of Benzodiazepines

The prescription anti-anxiety medications called benzodiazepines are the most widely prescribed types of drug in all age ranges in the United States and Canada. But evidence shows these drugs can be have dangerous side effects, and that they are over-prescribed despite not being intended for long-term use. Doctors may make it seem that Xanax or Ativan is an answer for your anxiety, but the reality is that in the long run, these medications may do more harm than good. Here’s the truth about benzodiazepines for anxiety.

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