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Older Adults taking Xanax/Valium 50% more likely to develop dementia

Older adults taking psychiatric medications, such as Valium or Xanax, may be at increased risk of dementia, a new French study suggests. In the reports, adults older than 65 who took drugs known as benzodiazepines (anti-anxiety drugs) were 50 percent more likely to develop dementia over a 15-year period, compared with those who did not take the drugs.

In America, everyone seems to be taking the wonder-drug Adderall—but what about all those worrying side-effects?

I once went to a barbecue in LA where a group of women in the pool gazebo were swapping recipes – drug recipes. These women were the Nigellas of the prescription drug scene. They knew how to mix their fluoxetine with a nice tasty opioid like hydrocodone. They knew that top-and-tailing their favourite stimulants with a couple of Xanax could produce just the right kind of high. And their recipes had one ingredient in common: Adderall.