Scott Stossel: My Age of Anxiety


Scott Stossel

Scott Stossel is the National Editor of The Atlantic and the author of My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind and Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver. He is featured in the Netflix documentary Take Your Pills: Xanax. He lives in Washington, DC.

We talk about…

  • Why he wanted to share his mental health experience inside a documentary
  • Where his mental health journey began
  • What his experience with psych meds looked like
  • What he believes is at the root of his anxiety
  • Why being a man has made his anxiety worse¬†
  • How benzodiazepine use can lead to addiction
  • How benzos impact GABA production
  • The role the nervous system plays in anxiety
  • What you can do to shift your nervous system back into a ventral state of calm
  • How benzodiazepines impact your amygdala

More from Scott Stossel…

Visit his website

Watch Take Your Pills: Xanax

Buy his book, My Age of Anxiety

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Love this episode? Be sure to checkout Episode 40: Dr. Catherine Pittman Shares her Concerns about Benzodiazepines

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