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What about use of BDZ in PTSD.... is it used or not...??
in kaplan notes ..it said 2 be used and it is equally effective as SSRI , TCAs
while in UW ....? there is a Q about avoiding its use...........??
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I disagree Dont use it

Ive read this before in FA for step 2 & Blueprints psychiatry, you should NOT use BZD because patients with PTSD have high tendency for addiction & alcoholism is a major issue in this group of patients so you have to avoid the use of ANY addictive medications in PTSD.
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Ive read this before in FA for step 2 & Blueprints psychiatry, you should NOT use BZD because patients with PTSD have high tendency for addiction & alcoholism is a major issue in this group of patients so you have to avoid the use of ANY addictive medications in PTSD.
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can u share us ur knowledge about that link ... i ll greatful.
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It may sound a bit silly! What is BDZ?

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What about use of BDZ in PTSD.... is it used or not...??
in kaplan notes ..it said 2 be used and it is equally effective as SSRI , TCAs
while in UW ....? there is a Q about avoiding its use...........??
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Idea! BZD stands for...

That's fine, doctors should drop abbreviations anyway BZD stands for Benzodiazipines
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That's fine, doctors should drop abbreviations anyway BZD stands for Benzodiazipines
Agreed. However for survival purposes I've found http://www.medilexicon.com/ to be a Godsend
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Agreed. However for survival purposes I've found http://www.medilexicon.com/ to be a Godsend

that is marvelous
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