Do older people take anti-anxiety drugs for pain or for psychological symptoms?
What is it about?
The study described in this paper investigated whether the use of long-acting benzodiazepine drugs (like Valium or Mogadon), by older people is influenced by physical symptoms (especially pain) or psychological factors (like anxiety, insomnia or depression).
Why is it important?
Only two factors retained statistically significant independent associations with long-acting benzodiazepine use: receiving only the state pension and pain in the past four weeks Psychological factors did not influence use of these drugs..
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