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

Abstract

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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@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} }