A Constitutional Right to Benzos?
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 3, Number 9, September 2005
Stanley Cole, M.D., is a psychiatrist in private practice in Newton, Massachusetts.
Dr. Cole has disclosed that he has no significant relationships with or financial interests in any commercial company pertaining to this educational activity.
My standard practice in treating patients with very frequent panic attacks had always been to start both a benzo and an antidepressant, with the expectation of eventually tapering the benzo. But I noticed, both with my patients and those I inherited from other psychopharmacologists, that hardly anyone ever seemed to get off benzos despite my preparing the patient for this plan.