Non-pharmacological Interventions

Try to use non-pharmacological interventions whenever they are indicated and appropriate. That's because medications that help one condition can worsen another. For example, prescriptions for pain can aggravate cognitive problems, anxiety medications (e.g., benzodiazepines) can increase balance problems, and SSRIs for depression can contribute to sexual dysfunction. Consider starting with a low dose and increase as necessary. Minimizing the number of pharmaceuticals an individual takes has the added benefit of reducing the risk of dangerous drug interactions.