Pattern of benzodiazepine use in psychiatric outpatients in Pakistan: a cross-sectional survey

@inproceedings{Ahmer2009PatternOB,
  title={Pattern of benzodiazepine use in psychiatric outpatients in Pakistan: a cross-sectional survey},
  author={Syed Adnan Ahmer and Sumera Salamat and Rashid A M Khan and Saleem Perwaiz Iqbal and Imran Ijaz Haider and Ayesha Shabaz Khan and Mohsan Zafar},
  booktitle={Clinical practice and epidemiology in mental health : CP & EMH},
  year={2009}
}
BACKGROUND Benzodiazepines (BDZ) are the largest-selling drug group in the world. The potential of dependence with BDZ has been known for almost three decades now. In countries like Pakistan where laws against unlicensed sale of BDZ are not implemented vigorously the risk of misuse of and dependence on these drugs is even higher. Previous studies have shown that BDZ prevalence among patients/visitors to general outpatient clinics in Pakistan may be as high as 30%. However, no research has been… CONTINUE READING
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