A 15-year prospective study, in the British Medical Journal this week, of 1063 subjects by researchers from the University of Bordeaux and Harvard University found that use of benzodiazepines raises the risk of dementia by approximately 50%. The researchers recommend that “physicians should carefully assess the expected benefits of the use of benzodiazepines in the light of these adverse effects and, whenever possible, limit prescription to a few weeks.”
Article → Billioti de Gage, S., Begaud, B., et al; Benzodiazepine Use and Risk of Dementia: Prospective Population Based Study. British Medical Journal. 2012; 345: e6231 (Published September 27, 2012)
Every day it’s something new with these drugs.
Today, a fifty percent increase risk of dementia with benzodiazepines.
What do we read tomorrow, and the next day, the day after that…?
How many more days do we continue to read the news before we begin to ask ourselves a very simple question:
Why are we using these drugs AT ALL?
Or do we live in too politically correct a culture… and keep reading the news every day… while millions take their mind-altering drugs?
It’s not only sad.