British Journal of Clinical Psychology

Skip to Search

Skip to Navigation

Volume 28 Issue 4 (November 1989), Pages 289-384

Benzodiazepine research: Current findings and practical consequences (pages 307-327)

The recent research literature on the effects of benzodiazepines is reviewed, with special emphasis on findings relevant for the practising clinician. The mode of action, patterns of use and abuse potential of benzodiazepines are discussed. The evidence on the risks of dependency and possible drawbacks of long‐term use are examined. The possible effects of benzodiazepine use on psychological treatments are also examined, and factors that should be considered while treating benzodiazepine users are discussed.

Add This link

Bookmark and Share>