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Benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome: Quiz


Question 1: ________ may also result from abrupt withdrawal of psychotropic medications including benzodiazepines.
Ectopic pregnancyBreech birthHydatidiform moleMiscarriage

Question 2: ________ like event[82] (rare)
Restless legs syndromeNeuroleptic malignant syndromeSerotonin syndromeParkinson's disease

Question 3: A clinical trial of patients taking the benzodiazepine alprazolam (________) for as little as 8 weeks triggered protracted symptoms of memory deficits which were still present after up to 8 weeks post cessation of alprazolam.

Question 4: [43][96] ________ should be avoided during benzodiazepine withdrawal as they tend to aggravate withdrawal symptoms, including convulsions.

Question 5: The addition of an ________ antidepressant has been found to have little value in the treatment of benzodiazepine withdrawal.
Tricyclic antidepressantSelective serotonin reuptake inhibitorSerotonin reuptake inhibitorMirtazapine

Question 6: The authors also warned of the similarities in pharmacology and mechanism of action of the newer ________ Z drugs.

Question 7: The study reported that physicians in general are not aware of the severe consequences of abrupt withdrawal of psychotropic medications such as benzodiazepines or ________.

Question 8: They are considered more clinically hazardous to withdraw from than ________.

Question 9: ________[11]
Posttraumatic stress disorderBipolar disorderMajor depressive disorderAnxiety disorder

Question 10: Flumazenil stimulates the up-regulation and reverses the uncoupling of ________ to the GABAA receptor thereby reversing tolerance and reducing withdrawal symptoms and relapse rates.
BarbexaclonePropofolGABAA receptorSulfonmethane

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