Long-Term Use of Benzodiazepines: Implications and guidelines.


Journal Article

Problems associated with physical dependence and abuse of benzodiazepines by a small percentage of patients have reduced their popularity from the most commonly prescribed psychoactive drug in the 1970s to being prescribed for mainly short periods. Patients who benefit from long-term benzodiazepine use are nearly ignored by the medical community as a whole. This article details what patient population can improve from long-term benzodiazepine therapy, the risks and benefits of treatment, and how to select appropriate candidates.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Potts, NL; Krishnan, KR

Published Date

  • January 1, 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 38 /

Start / End Page

  • 149 - 153

PubMed ID

  • 21229127

Pubmed Central ID

  • 21229127

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0008-350X


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Canada