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Re: Benzo Dilemma--What's the Deal?

Posted by viridis on March 12, 2003, at 1:20:34

In reply to Re: Benzo Dilemma--What's the Deal?, posted by fachad on March 11, 2003, at 21:05:47

Benzos are not addictive for the vast majority of anxiety patients. They often cause dependency, just as most ADs do. "Addiction" is a strong term that is greatly overused, as has been disussed here a lot lately -- addiction involves loss of control over dosage, craving, negative effects on your life, etc.

I wish people (including doctors) would stop tossing this term around so casually; strange how it's only used for medications that are off-patent (= available as generics).

Considering that benzos have been rated as some of the safest psychiatric meds for long-term use by the very conservative World Health Organization, it's shocking that so many doctors naively cling to benzophobic attitudes. Fortunately, some will still prescribe these (generally quite benign) meds -- you just have to search around a bit.




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