What is the difference between dependence and withdrawal reactions? A comparison of benzodiazepines and selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors

Margrethe Nielsen, Ebba Holme Hansen, Peter C Gøtzsche

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    Abstract

    To explore the rationale for claiming that benzodiazepines cause dependence while selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs) do not.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalAddiction
    Volume107
    Issue number5
    Pages (from-to)900-8
    Number of pages9
    ISSN0965-2140
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Keywords

    • Benzodiazepines
    • Diagnosis, Differential
    • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
    • Humans
    • International Classification of Diseases
    • Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors
    • Substance Withdrawal Syndrome
    • Substance-Related Disorders
    • World Health Organization

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