[Benzodiazepines : known risks and recent data].

  • Competence Center for Methodology and Statistics
May 17, 2013 By:
  • Cloos JM
  • Bocquet V.

Benzodiazepines have been considered the treat¬ment of choice for a variety of neuropsychiatric disorders. They are currently much more controversial and drugs consi¬dered less dangerous are generally preferred. This article summarizes the characteristics of the different benzodiaze¬pines present on the Belgian market. It describes abuse and dependence, as well as the risks of these substances in specific populations or situations. New data suggest that there is a much higher risk of decease in case of a chronic use. Finally, recommendations on rational use and withdrawal are given

2013 May. Rev Med Liège.68(5-6):303-310.
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