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The diagnosis and management of benzodiazepine dependence
  • H. Ashton
  • Medicine
  • Current opinion in psychiatry
  • 1 May 2005
Purpose of review Despite repeated recommendations to limit benzodiazepines to short-term use (2–4 weeks), doctors worldwide are still prescribing them for months or years. This over-prescribing hasExpand
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High frequency localised “hot spots” in temporal lobes of patients with intractable tinnitus: A quantitative electroencephalographic (QEEG) study
Tinnitus, the perception of noise in the absence of an external auditory stimulus, is common, frequently distressing and often intractable. It is associated with a number of conditions includingExpand
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Guidelines for the rational use of benzodiazepines. When and what to use.
The main actions of benzodiazepines (hypnotic, anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, myorelaxant and amnesic) confer a therapeutic value in a wide range of conditions. Rational use requires consideration ofExpand
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Protracted withdrawal syndromes from benzodiazepines.
  • H. Ashton
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of substance abuse treatment
  • 1991
The benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome is a complex phenomenon which presents serious difficulties in definition and measurement. It is particularly difficult to set out precise limits on itsExpand
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Electroencephalograph effects of single doses of Ginkgo biloba and Panax ginseng in healthy young volunteers
Both Ginkgo biloba and Panax ginseng exert a number of physiological effects and have been shown to modulate aspects of cognitive performance. Whilst a number of studies have examined ginkgo'sExpand
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Benzodiazepine withdrawal: outcome in 50 patients.
  • H. Ashton
  • Medicine
  • British journal of addiction
  • 1 June 1987
Summary Clinical outcome was assessed in SO consecutive patients who completed a course of supervized benzodiazepine withdrawal following referral to a Clinical Pharmacology Unit. The patients hadExpand
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Guidelines for the Rational Use of Benzodiazepines
SummaryThe main actions of benzodiazepines (hypnotic, anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, myorelaxant and amnesic) confer a therapeutic value in a wide range of conditions. Rational use requiresExpand
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Fatty Acid Composition of Lipids in the Eggs and Alevins from Wild and Cultured Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)
The fatty acid profiles of lipids extracted from eggs and alevins of cultured chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) were significantly different than those from eggs and alevins of wild fish of...
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Smoking: Psychology and Pharmacology
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GABA-Ergic Drugs: Exit Stage Left, Enter Stage Right
Drugs that enhance γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) activity by interacting at post-synaptic GABAA receptors have long been used as hypnotics, sedatives, tranquillizers and anticonvulsants. In thisExpand
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