march, 2021

2021fri05mar12:00 pm1:00 pmHow Much Benzodiazepine Prescribing is the Right Amount of Prescribing?12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST Event Type:OnlineSMI Adviser Event:YesAccredited Education Activity:Yes

Event Details

While the introduction of benzodiazepines was rightly welcomed given their enhanced safety profile relative to barbiturates, their use has come under increased scrutiny as evidence of potential risks has accumulated. In this activity, we will first review the epidemiology of benzodiazepine prescribing—to whom are they prescribed and why? Next, we will review the available evidence about both the risks associated with and evidence base supporting their use, including available evidence focused specifically on those with serious mental illness. Finally, we will consider the approach to deprescribing a benzodiazepine when clinicians and patients have decided this is the appropriate course.

Presenter: Donovan Maust, MD, University of Michigan

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