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

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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… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11920-016-0727-9

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