Negative effects of Xanax on the brain (INFOGRAPHIC)

Long term effects of Xanax on the brain can be severe. Here’s a brief synopsis of potential problems Xanax can cause to the brain for you to LIKE > SHARE > PRINT!

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Adverse effects of Xanax on the brain

Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine used to treat anxiety disorders and panic disorder. It works by decreasing abnormal excitement in the brain, but what are some negative affects of Xanax on the brain? We review here.

Serious effects of Xanax on the brain

Negative effects of Xanax on the brain (INFOGRAPHIC)

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  • depersonalization
  • episodes of epilepsy
  • episodes of mania
  • loss of consciousness
  • problems with speech
  • seizures
  • somnolence
  • suicidal thoughts or actions

Negative effects of Xanax on the brain

  • aggressive behavior
  • amnesia
  • depression
  • difficulty concentrating
  • forgetfulness
  • memory problems
  • nightmares and abnormal dreams
  • problems with coordination and balance
  • sleep problems (insomnia)
  • unusual mood-swings

Additional adverse  effects of Xanax on the brain

  • agitation
  • anxiety
  • confusion
  • irritability
  • light-headedness
  • nervousness
  • no fear of danger
  • restlessness
  • talkativeness
  • unusual risk-taking behavior
About the author
Lee Weber is a published author, medical writer, and woman in long-term recovery from addiction. Her latest book, The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions is set to reach university bookstores in early 2019.
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