Withdrawing Benzodiazepines in Primary Care

  title={Withdrawing Benzodiazepines in Primary Care},
  author={M. Lader and A. Tylee and J. Donoghue},
  journal={CNS Drugs},
  • M. Lader, A. Tylee, J. Donoghue
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • CNS Drugs
  • The use of benzodiazepine anxiolytics and hypnotics continues to excite controversy. Views differ from expert to expert and from country to country as to the extent of the problem, or even whether long-term benzodiazepine use actually constitutes a problem. The adverse effects of these drugs have been extensively documented and their effectiveness is being increasingly questioned. Discontinuation is usually beneficial as it is followed by improved psychomotor and cognitive functioning… CONTINUE READING


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