Getting Patients off Benzos: Tips from Old Masters
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 3, Number 9, September 2005
Daniel Carlat, MD
Dr. Carlat has disclosed that he has no significant relationships with or financial interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Tapering patients off benzos (BZs) is certainly more art than science, but TCR has unearthed a surprising number of studies that help bring more science into the process. These studies are, by modern standards, ancient, because research follows the money, and there’s no longer much money to be made in benzodiazepines. So file these studies under “oldies but goodies”!