Survey of benzodiazepine and antidepressant use in outpatients with mood disorders in Japan

Hiroyuki Uchida, Takefumi Suzuki, David C. Mamo, Benoit H. Mulsant, Kenichi Tsunoda, Hiroyoshi Takeuchi, Toshiaki Kikuchi, Shinichiro Nakajima, Kensuke Nomura, Masayuki Tomita, Koichiro Watanabe, Haruo Kashima

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Data on benzodiazepine use in mood disorders are still limited, especially among seniors. A cross-sectional review of psychotropic prescriptions in 948 outpatients with mood disorders (405 male; mean ± SD age, 52 ± 17 years; age range, 16- 91 years) was conducted in Japan. The use of benzodiazepine-derivative anxiolytics was approximately 60% in all decades, including older patients, without a group difference. The frequent use of benzodiazepines is a cause for concern because they are not preferred treatment, given their well-known adverse effects especially in the elderly.

元の言語English
ページ(範囲)244-246
ページ数3
ジャーナルPsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
63
発行部数2
DOI
出版物ステータスPublished - 2009 4 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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