Six Untold Secrets of Benzodiazepine Protracted Withdrawal Syndrome

It cannot be too strongly stressed that withdrawal symptoms can be minimized and largely avoided by slow tapering, tailored to the individual's needs. However, some long-term benzodiazepine users begin to experience "withdrawal" symptoms even though they continue taking the drug. This is due to the development of drug tolerance which sometimes leads doctors to increase... Continue Reading →

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, The Silent Killer

What is PTSD? Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating mental disorder that can occur when a person has directly experienced — or even just witnessed — an extremely traumatic, tragic, or terrifying event. People with PTSD usually have persistent frightening thoughts and memories of their ordeal and feel emotionally numb, especially with people they were once close to.... Continue Reading →

Proven Truth’ About Benzodiazepines

Concerns about prescription medication abuse have led to the creation of remediation plans directed to reduce overuse, multiple prescribers, and diversion of prescribed drugs.One such plan One Effective Plan from the United Kingdom, described below, has shown it is possible to taper a patient off of benzodiazepines. Before starting a tapering plan, inform the patient... Continue Reading →

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Symptoms (OCD)

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is defined by the presence of obsessions and/or compulsions in an individual. Obsessions are repetitive and persistent thoughts (e.g., of contamination with germs), images (e.g., of violent or horrific scenes), or urges (e.g., to stab someone). The specific content of obsessions and compulsions varies between individuals. However, certain themes, or dimensions, are common,... Continue Reading →

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