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Am J Psychiatry. 1989 Apr;146(4):536-7.

Carbamazepine treatment for benzodiazepine withdrawal.

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  • 1Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle.

Abstract

Nine patients were given carbamazepine before rapid discontinuation of benzodiazepines. Most patients had had long-term benzodiazepine treatment and had abused benzodiazepines; five had taken high doses. All patients tolerated rapid discontinuation well and none developed significant withdrawal symptoms.

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