Benzodiazepines in Older Adults
The Carlat Geriatric Psychiatry Report, Volume 1, Number 3&4, April 2022
Topics: Addiction | Anxiety | Ashton manual | Beers criteria | Benzodiazepines | Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia | Dementia | Fall risk | Hypnotics | Insomnia | Opioids | Overdose | Silexan | taper | Withdrawal
Chris Aiken, MD
Editor-in-Chief, The Carlat Psychiatry Report. Dr. Aiken specializes in mood disorders and works with older adults in private practice.
Dr. Aiken has disclosed no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
The best evidence for benzodiazepines in the elderly is in panic disorder, followed by phobias, social anxiety disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder. Benzodiazepines are also the mainstay of treating catatonia, rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder, and alcohol withdrawal
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