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Seniors at High Risk of Long-Term Dependence on Anti-Anxiety Drugs

September 12, 2018


Nearly one-third of seniors are at high risk of long-term dependence on Valium or Xanax despite established risks, according to a study published Sept. 10 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

For the study, researchers analyzed benzodiazepine use among 576 adults with an average age of 78. Of the 576 patients, 152 used the drugs for at least a year.

Other highlights from the study include:

 

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