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Botox Offers Potential as an Anxiety Treatment

Woman receiving an injection in her arm
Study:  Botox Offers Potential as an Anxiety Treatment
Botox seems to help with the symptoms of anxiety.
Scientists from California have determined that Botox injections can reduce anxiety – by up to 72-percent – regardless of where it is injected.
Botox is a medication derived from a bacterial toxin.  It is injected to relax wrinkles, help stop migraines, muscle spasms, excessive sweating and incontinence.
It’s not clear exactly how it reduces symptoms of anxiety, though researchers speculate that the toxins from the medication may be transported to the regions of the central nervous system which are involved with mood and emotions.
Another possibility is that Botox simply lowers anxiety, by treating the conditions that it is known to help with.
Study authors say clinical trials will be needed, to establish the best site and dose to administer Botox, specifically, for anxiety.  Learn more, here:  (Daily Mail)

  • A study finds that Botox, injected anywhere in the body, can relieve anxiety up to 72 percent
  • Still, researchers say clinical trials will be needed to establish the best site and dose to administer Botox specifically for anxiety


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