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Title: Survey of benzodiazepine and antidepressant use in outpatients with mood disorders in Japan
Authors: Uchida, Hiroyuki
Suzuki, Takefumi
Mamo, David
Mulsant, Benoit H.
Tsunoda, Kenichi
Takeuchi, Hiroyoshi
Kikuchi, Toshiaki
Nakajima, Shinichiro
Nomura, Kensuke
Tomita, Masayuki
Watanabe, Koichiro
Kashima, Haruo
Keywords: Aging -- Health aspects
Antidepressants -- Japan
Affective disorders -- Japan
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Citation: Uchida, H., Suzuki, T., Mamo, D. C., Mulsant, B. H., Tsunoda, K., Takeuchi, H., ... & Watanabe, K. (2009). Survey of benzodiazepine and antidepressant use in outpatients with mood disorders in Japan. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 63(2), 244-246.
Abstract: 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.
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