Many people who are addicted to drugs are also diagnosed with other mental disorders and vice versa. Compared with the general population, people addicted to drugs are roughly twice as likely to suffer from mood and anxiety disorders, with the reverse also true. In 2015, an estimated million ( percent) adults ages 18 and older experienced some form of mental illness (other than a developmental or substance use disorder). Of these, million had both a substance use disorder and another mental illness. 1 Although substance use disorders commonly occur with other mental illnesses, it’s often unclear whether one helped cause the other or if common underlying risk factors contribute to both disorders.
FDA required the manufacturers of Chantix (varenicline) and Zyban (bupropion), Pfizer Inc. and GlaxoSmithKline respectively, to conduct a clinical trial to evaluate the neuropsychiatric safety of Chantix and Zyban for smoking cessation in patients without and with a history of psychiatric disorders. 1 The trial was a 24-week, double-blind, active- and placebo-controlled, multi-center, parallel group trial designed to assess the safety and efficacy of Chantix 1 mg twice daily and Zyban 150 mg twice daily for smoking cessation. Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) was included as an active control. The duration of active treatment was 12 weeks followed by a non-treatment follow-up phase for an additional 12 weeks. Patients were classified into one of two cohorts— those without a diagnosis of a psychiatric disorder and those with an established and stable diagnosis of psychiatric disorder confirmed by the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Axis 1 and 2 Disorders (SCID I and II) conducted at screening. An equal number of patients without or with a diagnosis of a psychiatric disorder were enrolled and randomized among the four treatment arms in a 1:1:1:1 ratio.
A rather common Alprazolam side effect can be an addiction to the drug when taken regularly for a long period of time. Many people take it only "as needed," but doing so does not reduce the likelihood of getting the Alprazolam side effect of dependency. The larger the dose, and the longer the time used, the stronger the Alprazolam side effects, such as physical withdrawal symptoms, will be if it is suddenly stopped.
One of Alprazolam's side effects is its reappearance when somebody stops taking the drug after relying on it regularly for a long period of time. They are addicted. To prevent addiction as an Alprazolam side effect, it should never be suddenly stopped, or the dosage changed without the supervising doctor's guidance. Otherwise, seizures can become another Alprazolam side effect.
Despite Alprazolam's side effects, it is a highly useful drug. The drug is only prescribed when there's an unbalance in the brain that needs to be medically controlled. There are good justifications for prescribing the medication, despite Alprazolam's side effects. If your doctor prescribed the drug, then you should not avoid taking it because of fear for Alprazolam's side effects. For some people, the benefits outweigh the negatives. Others find that a natural alternative to Alprazolam is a better solution to anxiety.