Benzodiazepine dependence and withdrawal: a review of the syndrome and its clinical management

Title

Benzodiazepine dependence and withdrawal: a review of the syndrome and its clinical management

Creator

Schweizer E; Rickels K

Publisher

Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, Supplementum

Date

1998

Subject

Treatment Outcome; Anti-Anxiety Agents; Syndrome; Human; Animal; Anti-Anxiety Agents; Anxiety Disorders/dt [Drug Therapy]; Substance Withdrawal Syndrome/di [Diagnosis]; Substance-Related Disorders/di [Diagnosis]; Anxiety Disorders/px [Psychology]; Benzodiazepine; Benzodiazepine/ae [Adverse Effects]; Benzodiazepine/tu [Therapeutic Use]; Substance Withdrawal Syndrome/rh [Rehabilitation]; Substance-Related Disorders/rh [Rehabilitation]

Description

The treatment of anxiety has evolved through various phases. Currently, there is a growing recognition that anxiety disorders are frequently chronic and/or recurrent. There is also less optimism than a decade ago that benzodiazepines will be replaced by alternative agents that are not active at the benzodiazepine receptor. Consequently, the understanding and management of benzodiazepine dependence and withdrawal continue to be of some clinical importance. This article briefly reviews the withdrawal syndrome and the pharmacological and patient variables that contribute to it. It then summarizes the various approaches to managing benzodiazepine dependence and withdrawal. [References: 39]
1998

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

95-101

Volume

393

Citation

Schweizer E; Rickels K, “Benzodiazepine dependence and withdrawal: a review of the syndrome and its clinical management,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed October 16, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/11922.

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