Tag: Long-term use
There is a large-scale failure to appreciate the risks involved in taking drugs that alter brain function on a long-term basis. The fact that it has taken single-minded and dedicated campaigners, many of them users of the drugs concerned, to bring these effects to the attention of the scientific and professional community is shameful.
White race and size of initial prescription, along with poor sleep quality, are associated with long-term benzodiazepine use in older adults.
Long-term benzodiazepine use shown to effect cognitive function during current use and for years after drug discontinuation.