Benzodiazepines: New Risks for an Old Drug
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 16, Number 9, September 2018
Chris Aiken, MD
Editor-in-Chief of The Carlat Psychiatry Report
Practicing psychiatrist, Winston-Salem, NC.
Dr. Aiken has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
In the May 2018 issue of TCPR, we wrote about using benzodiazepines for anxiety and other disorders, and we got some reader feedback that we did not provide a thorough enough review of medication risks. So, in a follow-up article this month, I will focus on two groups where benzos pose the greatest risks: opioid users and the elderly.