Nonclinical Factors Are Associated with Long-Term Benzodiazepine Use in Older Adults

October 8, 2018

(Mad in America) – A new study, led by Lauren Gerlach, assistant professor in psychiatry at the University of Michigan, examines factors related to long-term benzodiazepine use in older adults. The results of the study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, indicate that poor sleep quality, white race, a larger initial prescription are all associated with transitioning from short-term to long-term benzodiazepine use.

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