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Indian J Psychiatry. 1993 Apr;35(2):73-80.

Benzodiazepines in psychotic States.

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  • 1Jambur Ananth, MD, University of California at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, 1000 West Carson Street, Torrance, CA 90509, USA.

Abstract

Benzodiazepines are primarily used for the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder, insomnia and status epilepticus. These drugs can also be useful in hyperaroused states, catatonic stupor, manic episodes, and akathisia. This paper will review indications for their use in various psychotic conditions.

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