A double-blind comparison of lorazepam and oxazepam in psychomotor retardation and mutism.

@article{Schmider1999ADC,
  title={A double-blind comparison of lorazepam and oxazepam in psychomotor retardation and mutism.},
  author={Juergen Schmider and H Standhart and Michael Deuschle and J Drancoli and Isabella Heuser},
  journal={Biological psychiatry},
  year={1999},
  volume={46 3},
  pages={437-41}
}
BACKGROUND An increasing number of case reports indicate a superior therapeutic response of catatonialike symptoms, such as severe psychomotor disturbance and mutism, associated with psychiatric disorder to the benzodiazepine lorazepam (LO). Equivocal results, however, are also reported with regard to other benzodiazepines for the treatment of this syndrome. The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of LO and oxazepam (OX), benzodiazepines with comparable pharmacokinetics, on… CONTINUE READING

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