Anxiety and What to Know Before Starting Medication

Living Well Podcast by Jefferson Health

Oct 27 2022 • 25 mins

There’s the normal day-to-day fleeting anxieties that affect everyone—from meeting someone for a first date to the anticipation of giving a big presentation. Then, there’s anxiety that feels ever-present. Moments of anxiety are normal. Long-term anxiety affecting your quality of life isn’t and coping with it isn't something anyone has to do alone. In this episode, meet adult psychiatrist Dr. Tal Weinberger, who both normalizes the anxiety we all feel from to time and explains when it might be time to start an anti-anxiety medication. Tune in for everything you need to know, from who to discuss anxiety and medication with, what lifestyle changes may happen when starting medication and how long people typically stay on these medications.

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