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Re: Chemist Xanax Mem Probs dose dependent? BobS,

Posted by chemist on May 29, 2004, at 0:47:32

In reply to Re: Chemist Xanax Mem Probs dose dependent?, posted by BobS, on May 28, 2004, at 12:57:30

> Chemist,
> I have performed several memory, cognition, cognitive, etc. searches on Pub Med re: alprazolam and memory without finding anything definitive. I found one study that indicated improvement in healthy (I assume non-anxious) subjects at .375 mg tid.
> I also discussed this with my pdoc and to some extent we agree that there might be memory problems, but some of the comments in studies merely cite "the well known memory problems." While I find I have memory problems, I'm 62 y/o, I don't know how much is xanax and how much is anxiety. Hence the dose question for you and others.
> BTW, it's possible that some research giant, such as MR Liebowitz, who created the LSAS, the Liebowitz social anxiety scale, said many years ago that bzds cause memory problems and thereafter, everyone took it a gospel.
> Any thoughts would be appreciated.
> Regards,
> BobS.

hello there, chemist here...hi pubmed again, see Psychol. Med. 24:969-976 (1994)...... not affirmative for memory, but word recall. for a more comprehenzive review, J. Clin. Psychiatry. suppl: 86-97, discission 98-101, v. 54, 1993. also, J. Clin. Psychiatry 48:158-160 (1987). i agree with you that the evidence is scant, but from personal use, i can testify to short-term memory problems. note that these citations are not very pro-amnesia, althought here is the suggestion. sorry for the lack of info, but in my 10+ years on benzos and derivatives, i have experienced anterograde amnesia without fail.....let me know if this helps, and i aplogize for getting to this so late...all the best, chemist




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