Views And Reviews

Benzodiazepine Dependence

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 14 May 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1308
  1. M King

    Ed Cosmo Hallstrom Oxford University Press (pounds sterling )50, pp 372 ISBN 0-19-262094-0

    The topic of benzodiazepines continues to evoke strong emotions. Although prescribing has declined in Britain since 1979, prescriptions continue at about 20 million a year. In France up to 10% of people take a benzodiazepine in any one week. Vilified as drugs of dependence or agents of social control, benzodiazepines have become the target of a backlash against all chemical remedies for our fears and despondency. Has their place in history been decided and …

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