Do Benzodiazepines Cause Dementia? Latest Study Casts Doubt
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 14, Number 3, March 2016
It’s possible that BZD use causes cognitive decline, but it’s equally possible that patients with preexisting dementia are prescribed BZDs to alleviate psychiatric symptoms related to dementia. A new, very large study adds to our fund of knowledge on this issue.
Michael Posternak, MD
Psychiatrist in private practice, Boston, MA
Dr. Posternak has disclosed that he has no relevant relationships or financial interests in any commercial company related to this educational activity.