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Benzodiazepine use in the real world of psychiatric practice: low-dose, long-term drug taking and low rates of treatment discontinuation.

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OBJECTIVE: The present study was designed to (1) estimate the frequency of benzodiazepine use in psychiatric practice, (2) investigate factors associated with use, (3) establish whether a relationship exists between benzodiazepine dose and length of use, and (4) investigate factors associated with time to discontinuation. METHODS: This study was conducted in South Verona, Italy. All individuals who were exposed to benzodiazepines during 2005 were extracted from the local Psychiatric Case Reg...

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10.1007/s00228-007-0341-1

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Veronese, A More by this author
Garatti, M More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Journal:
European journal of clinical pharmacology
Volume:
63
Issue:
9
Pages:
867-873
Publication date:
2007-09-05
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EISSN:
1432-1041
ISSN:
0031-6970
URN:
uuid:503bd97c-1a14-457c-affc-6998e60a50d3
Source identifiers:
425984
Local pid:
pubs:425984

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