PARADOXICAL REACTION TO A NEW MINOR TRANQUILLIZER

@article{Goldney1977PARADOXICALRT,
  title={PARADOXICAL REACTION TO A NEW MINOR TRANQUILLIZER},
  author={Robert D Goldney},
  journal={Medical Journal of Australia},
  year={1977},
  volume={1}
}
  • R. Goldney
  • Published 1 January 1977
  • Psychology
  • Medical Journal of Australia
This case report demonstrates that paradoxical reactions to the benzodiazepine class of minor tranquillizer can occur, and that lorazepam, a new derivative, is not free from this effect. It also lends support to the hypothesis that such reactions may be precipitated by a frustrating stimulus, and this has clinical relevance in that such precipitants may well be similar to those situations producing anxiety for which the drug had been prescribed. 
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