This quick guide from the Veteran’s Health Administration provides information for clinicians on re-evaluating the use of benzodiazepines to treat depression, anxiety, and insomnia in Veterans. Includes guidance on how to manage benzodiazepine withdrawal, how to design and manage a medication taper, how to understand and treat anxiety and trauma related disorders, and detailed information about alternative pharmacological treatment of these conditions. Special sections address treatment of these conditions in patients with dementia.
Funding Source: Pharmacy Benefits Management Academic Detailing Service, Veterans Health Administration
A clinician's quick reference guide to re-evaluating the use of benzodiazepines from the Veterans Health Administration.