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Are there side effects of generalized anxiety disorder treatment?

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Dependency on sedative-hypnotic medications (benzodiazepines) is a potential complication of treatment if you use those medications on an ongoing basis. Side effects of antidepressants that treat GAD vary by specific drug and the person taking them. Common side effects can include sleepiness, weight gain, nausea, and sexual problems.

From: Generalized Anxiety Disorder WebMD Medical Reference

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National Institute of Mental Health.

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on February 22, 2018

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National Institute of Mental Health.

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on February 22, 2018

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