Attitudes toward benzodiazepines over the years.

  title={Attitudes toward benzodiazepines over the years.},
  author={Jerrold F. Rosenbaum},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  volume={66 Suppl 2},
Benzodiazepines have been used extensively for the treatment of anxiety and related disorders since the 1960s. Although they have been proven to be effective as first-line treatment for anxiety disorders, during the 1980s public perception and concern for abuse liability and physical dependence with long-term use gave rise to a great deal of controversy. Negative perceptions toward the use of benzodiazepines for treating anxiety not only caused severely ill patients to go untreated or under… CONTINUE READING

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