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Can Careful Usage of Benzodiazepines Prevent Suicide Incident?

Keiko Ikemoto*

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2017.01.000208

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    • Department of Psychiatry, Iwaki Kyoritsu General Hospital, Japan

    Corresponding author: Keiko Ikemoto, Department of Psychiatry, Iwaki Kyoritsu General Hospital, Iwaki 973-8555, Japan

Received: July 17, 2017;   Published: July 20, 2017

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Benzodiazepines (BZO) are frequently used as anxiolytics and hypnotics in daily clinical treatment. Surgeons as well as psychiatrists observe that long term usage of BZO disturbs activity of daily life (ADL) and causes unexpectedly critical side effects. Clinicians are likely to prescribe BZO more frequently for patients with chronic pain, motor deficits caused by unknown path physiology, or some neuropsychiatric illnesses such as depression and schizophrenia, than for patients without these health problems.