Effects of loprazolam and of triazolam on psychological functions

@article{Morgan2004EffectsOL,
  title={Effects of loprazolam and of triazolam on psychological functions},
  author={K. Morgan and Kirstine Adam and Ian Oswald},
  journal={Psychopharmacology},
  year={2004},
  volume={82},
  pages={386-388}
}
Twelve poor sleepers of mean age 52 years performed 2 h of laboratory tests three times on 1 day during each week of nightly intake of loprazolam 0.5 mg, loprazolam 1 mg, triazolam 0.5 mg, or continued placebos. Only in the mornings did loprazolam 1 mg cause impairment in manual dexterity and card-sorting, and triazolam 0.5 mg in manual dexterity. Using difference from baseline, withdrawal of either drug after 3 weeks was associated with poorer subjective quality of sleep than following… 
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