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Re: Read A.P. A Task Force Report on Benzos

Posted by alan on August 17, 2002, at 20:02:05

In reply to Re: Read A.P. A Task Force Report on Benzos Hiba, posted by Squiggles on August 17, 2002, at 8:51:14

> Perhaps my symptom was rare as you say;
> the testimonials of bad withdrawal however
> is far more frequent. You sound like a doctor
> and a well read one at that.
>
> I have reported my own experience and what
> i have read of others' regarding w/d *especially*
> long-term use of benzos - i leave it at that.
>
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This is exactly what I was talking about when I mentioned that one can not extrapolate for the entire population based on their own experience.

The benzo.org website does this as well...and in the most inflammitory way. There is zero conclusive evidence or credible medical research that ties long term benzodiazapine monotherapy with more difficult withdrawl than short term therapy.

As a matter of fact the World Health Organization's report on "The Rational Use of Benzodiazapines" which reviews ALL of the studies and medical evidence states TO THE CONTRARY. It concludes that long AND short term bzd therapy for those with chronic anxiety disorders are safe.

Of course this is no comfort if YOU are the one that statistics don't apply and are struck by lightning.

But let's not needlessly make already med-phobic anxiety sufferers even MORE anxious about these extremely effective medications by exaggerating risk by using hard drugs as comparitors when that type of innuendo is blatantly used by these anti-benzo cults to carry out their political and moralistic crusade.

Alan


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