Benzodiazepines in Children and Adolescents
The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report, Volume 9, Number 2&3, March 2018
Murat Pakyurek, MD
Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division, University of California, Davis Medical Center
Dr. Pakyurek has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Because of their quick action, benzodiazepines (BZDs) are frequently prescribed to treat patients with anxiety and other conditions. However, clinicians need to consider the potential for unintended and problematic consequences of benzodiazepine use.