Benzodiazepine Dependence, Toxicity, and Abuse : A Task Force Report of the American Psychiatric Association

Benzodiazepine Dependence, Toxicity, and Abuse : A Task Force Report of the American Psychiatric Association

by American Psychiatric Association
     
 

ISBN-10: 0890422281

ISBN-13: 9780890422281

Pub. Date: 05/01/1990

Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated

In recent years, patients, lay publications, and consumer groups have expressed concern about whether benzodiazepines are overprescribed. Psychiatrists have raised questions about the potential for these medications -- especially some of the newer, high-potency, short half-life compounds -- to produce serious side effects as well as to induce drug

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Overview

In recent years, patients, lay publications, and consumer groups have expressed concern about whether benzodiazepines are overprescribed. Psychiatrists have raised questions about the potential for these medications -- especially some of the newer, high-potency, short half-life compounds -- to produce serious side effects as well as to induce drug dependence.

Benzodiazepine Dependence, Toxicity, and Abuse provides clinicians with a review of the available information on the potential hazards of benzodiazepine treatment and offers suggestions for the rational prescription of these medications.

American Psychiatric Publishing

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780890422281
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/01/1990
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Clinical pharmacology of benzodiazepines. Patterns of benzodiazepine use. Physiological dependence on benzodiazepines. Risk factors for clinically important physiological benzodiazepine dependence. Treatment of benzodiazepine discontinuance symptoms. Mechanism of benzodiazepine dependence and tolerance. Benzodiazepine toxicity. Abuse liability of benzodiazepines. Conclusions. Prescribing guidelines. References. Additional readings.

American Psychiatric Publishing

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