The prolonged benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome: anxiety or hysteria?

@article{Higgitt1990ThePB,
  title={The prolonged benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome: anxiety or hysteria?},
  author={A. Higgitt and P. Fonagy and B. Toone and P. Shine},
  journal={Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  year={1990},
  volume={82}
}
In an attempt to establish whether prolonged withdrawal symptoms after stopping intake of benzodiazepines is caused by return of anxiety, hysteria, abnormal illness behaviour or the dependence process itself producing perhaps a prolonged neurotransmitter imbalance, a group of such patients suffering prolonged withdrawal symptoms (PWS) was compared on a range of psychophysiological measures with matched groups of anxious and conversion hysteria patients and normal controls. It was found that the… Expand
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