Benzodiazepine Misuse in the Elderly: Risk Factors, Consequences, and Management.

@article{Airagnes2016BenzodiazepineMI,
  title={Benzodiazepine Misuse in the Elderly: Risk Factors, Consequences, and Management.},
  author={Guillaume Airagnes and Antoine P{\'e}lissolo and M{\'e}lanie Lavall{\'e}e and Martine Flament and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Limosin},
  journal={Current psychiatry reports},
  year={2016},
  volume={18 10},
  pages={89}
}
Benzodiazepine (BZD) inappropriate use (i.e., misuse and overuse) is a worldwide public health problem. Despite current knowledge about increased sensitivity to side effects in the elderly, that should lead to more caution, only a third of BZD prescriptions in this age group are considered appropriate. The most frequent inadequate situations are excessive… CONTINUE READING

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