Is benzodiazepine use a risk factor for cognitive decline and dementia? A literature review of epidemiological studies

@article{Verdoux2004IsBU,
  title={Is benzodiazepine use a risk factor for cognitive decline and dementia? A literature review of epidemiological studies},
  author={H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Verdoux and Rajaa Lagnaoui and Bernard B{\'e}gaud},
  journal={Psychological Medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={35},
  pages={307 - 315}
}
Background. A major public health issue is to determine whether long-term benzodiazepine use may induce cognitive deficits persisting after withdrawal. The aim of the present review was to examine findings from prospective studies carried out in general population samples exploring whether exposure to benzodiazepines is associated with an increased risk of incident cognitive decline. Method. Using a MEDLINE search and a hand-search of related references in selected papers, we retrieved original… Expand
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