Benzodiazepine intoxication and withdrawal: assessment and management

Galarneau, David W. and Conrad, Erich J. (2015) Benzodiazepine intoxication and withdrawal: assessment and management. Hospital Medicine Clinics, 4 4: 513-525. doi:10.1016/j.ehmc.2015.06.005


Author Galarneau, David W.
Conrad, Erich J.
Title Benzodiazepine intoxication and withdrawal: assessment and management
Journal name Hospital Medicine Clinics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2211-5943
Publication date 2015-07-11
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.ehmc.2015.06.005
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 4
Issue 4
Start page 513
End page 525
Total pages 13
Place of publication Amsterdam, NX, Netherlands
Publisher W.B. Saunders
Language eng
Abstract Benzodiazepines have been one of the most commonly prescribed medications since their introduction in the 1960s. They have long eclipsed the use of barbiturates, primarily because of their improved safety profile. Continued controversy exists regarding what role the benzodiazepines should have in the treatment of anxiety disorders, and whether there is potential long-term risk with the development of dementia. In addition to the beneficial therapeutic effects, there are inherent risks with use, including abuse, dependence, intoxication, and withdrawal, which every clinician needs to be able to recognize and manage.
Keyword Addiction
Benzodiazepine
Dependence
Intoxication
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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