Benzodiazepines for PTSD: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

  title={Benzodiazepines for PTSD: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis},
  author={Sarah R Rossetter and Bethany J. DeRHODES and Randon S. Welton},
  journal={Journal of Psychiatric Practice},
  • Sarah R Rossetter, Bethany J. DeRHODES, Randon S. Welton
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Psychiatric Practice
  • Objective: Although benzodiazepines (BZDs) are commonly used in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), no systematic review or meta-analysis has specifically examined this treatment. The goal of this study was to analyze and summarize evidence concerning the efficacy of BZDs in treating PTSD. Methods: The review protocol was undertaken according to the principles recommended by the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) statement and is… CONTINUE READING
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