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J R Coll Gen Pract. 1989 Apr;39(321):160-3.

The benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome and its management.

Abstract

The literature on benzodiazepine dependence and withdrawal is reviewed with an emphasis on social and psychological considerations. The problems of when to prescribe, identifying withdrawal symptoms, effective communication with the patient, the structure of withdrawal programmes, and the use of drugs, psychological approaches and other services are discussed.

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2576073
PMCID:
PMC1711840
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