Episode 29- Benzodiazepines

05.01.2018 - By Psych Essentials

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In today’s episode, we will discuss benzodiazepines, a commonly used type of sedative-hypnotic medication. We will start by reviewing their mechanism of action, common indications for use, contraindications for use, and side effects. We’ll also discuss how to differentiate benzodiazepines based on their unique pharamacologic properties. Finally, we’ll explore some of the controversy around benzodiazepines, particularly in the treatment of chronic anxiety or insomnia, and provide some general guidelines to consider before prescribing these medications to patients.

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Episode Music Credits: Javier Suárez, Tumbling Dishes, Better With Music
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