Dependence, misuse, and beliefs regarding use of hypnotics by elderly psychiatric patients taking zolpidem, estazolam, or flunitrazepam

@article{Yen2015DependenceMA,
  title={Dependence, misuse, and beliefs regarding use of hypnotics by elderly psychiatric patients taking zolpidem, estazolam, or flunitrazepam},
  author={Cheng-Fang Yen and Chih-Hung Ko and Yu-Ping Chang and Cheng-Ying Yu and Mei‐Feng Huang and Y-C Yeh and Jin‐Jia Lin and Cheng-Sheng Chen},
  journal={Asia‐Pacific Psychiatry},
  year={2015},
  volume={7}
}
To examine the prevalence rates and correlates of dependence on, misuse of, and beliefs regarding use of hypnotics in elderly psychiatric patients with long‐term use of zolpidem, estazolam, or flunitrazepam. 

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