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Sedative hypnotics

Noeline Latt, Katherine Conigrave, John B. Saunders, E. Jane Marshall and David Nutt

in Addiction Medicine

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ISBN: 9780199539338
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725999 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199539338.003.0006

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Sedative hypnotics

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Benzodiazepines - Epidemiology - Pharmacology - Core clinical syndromes - Complications of benzodiazepine use - Natural history of benzodiazepine dependence - Screening and opportunistic intervention - Assessment and management of benzodiazepine overdose/intoxication - Assessment and management of the benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome - Management of benzodiazepine dependence - Treatment of co-morbidities - Prevention of benzodiazepine abuse and dependence - ‘Z’ drugs - Barbiturates -

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