1. Reliance – Behavioral drugs are generally used for younger patients and do not usually carry with them a dependence. However, if the drug is used in more mature years, it has been known to bring about mental reliance. This is important to consult with your doctor in terms of if or when to wean off the drug.

2. Muscle spasms – Some behavioral drugs cause ticks or muscle spasms that must be controlled by other medications. If this is the case, you may want to consider a different behavioral drug to reduce the intake of different prescriptions that may possibly have more side effects.

3. Appetite disruptor – Behavioral drugs can sometimes affect the appetite, both making it stronger and decreasing appetite. This doesn’t generally pose a problem, but can become a weight or diabetic issue if not monitored.

If you’re currently considering behavioral drugs for yourself or a loved one and have questions or concerns contact Solace Counseling today.