Valium and other tranquilizers by Gail Winger

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  • Benzodiazepine abuse.,
  • Diazepam -- Analysis.,
  • Diazepam -- Toxicology.

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Examines the nature, effects, and dangers of use and abuse of Valium and related anti-anxiety drugs.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 118) and index.

Book details

StatementGail Winger.
SeriesThe Encyclopedia of psychoactive drugs, Encyclopedia of psychoactive drugs
The Physical Object
Pagination125 p. :
Number of Pages125
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22957401M
ISBN 100877547599, 0791007758

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--Patterns of tranquilizer use --Coping with anxiety: tranquilizers and their alternatives --Economic issues and prescribing practices --Conclusion --Appendix 1: How to tell if someone has a valium problem --Appendix 2: Rules for safer use of valium. Series Title: Encyclopedia of psychoactive drugs.

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Exercise is an Effective Anti-Anxiety Alternative to Valium and Other Tranquilizers Dr. Hollister states in Psychosomatics, published by the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, that physical activity such as exercise is effective in dealing with anxiety, and can sometimes be used instead of prescription drugs like Valium (diazepam) [2].

Tranquilizers are prescribed for anxiety, acute stress reactions, and panic attacks. [2] Commonly known medications include Xanax, Valium, Klonopin and Ativan.

See the table below for a more complete list of prescription sedatives and tranquilizers. Despite the fact that we remember them today as “salves for harried housewives,” tranquilizers like Valium, and its predecessor, Miltown, were “nicknamed Executive Excedrin in the s and widely.

Psychopharmacology The Use of the Minor Tranquilizers: Xanax, Ativan, Klonopin, and Valium These drugs can be helpful, but also hurtful.

Posted Tranquilizers and Antidepressants 'Shirley Trickett's book on coming off tranquilzers and antidepressants is literally a 'life saver.' It is the one book which helps people cope with drug withdrawal by explanations and sensible advice.

I trusted it and feel I would not have come through without it. Developed in the s, the world’s love affair with benzodiazepines – a class of tranquilizer that includes Valium (diazepam), Ativan (lorazepam) and Librium (chlordiazepoxide) –. that ‘tranquillisers and other anxiolytics were overprescribed to women in the s’, in the way of outcome studies, cost-benefit analyses, or other means by which gender-imbalanced prescription patterns would later be assessed.6 Emphasis on the Valium craze of.

When Valium is taken with other depressants — alcohol, opioids, anti-anxiety medications or sleeping pills — the risk of dangerous side effects increases. WebMD [1] shares, “Of all fatal overdoses from narcotic medications, nearly 30 Valium and other tranquilizers book also involved benzodiazepines, such as Xanax, Klonopin and Valium.”.

A book Good chemistry: The life and legacy of Valium inventor Leo Sternbach was published by McGraw-Hill in Sternbach's uncle, Leon Sternbach, the brother of Sternbach's father Michael, was a professor of classical philology at Jagiellonian University. With the introduction of benzodiazepines such as chlordiazepoxide (Librium) and diazepam (Valium) in the early s, a new era in the treatment of insomnia and anxiety began.

The benzodiazepines were more effective and far safer than the older drugs — barbiturates, meprobamate, and glutethimide — that had been prescribed for these purposes. The proved usefulness of minor tranquilizers is described, as are the hazards of prolonged intake and the role of tranquilizers in multidrug abuse.

Ways of recognizing and handling the abuse of Valium and other benzodiazepines are discussed, and alternatives to these drugs are offered. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Drugs Ser.: Valium and Other Tranquilizers by Gail Winger (Library Binding) at the best online prices at eBay.

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Book. In Americans filled more than 33 million prescriptions for Valium, downing a total of billion pills. They filled another 38 million prescriptions for other tranquilizers and sleeping aids.

Diazepam is a member of a class of drugs, known as benzodiazepines, introduced in the s. They are relatively safe drugs, in comparison with other types of drugs used to treat anxiety. Diazepam is widely available and has a high therapeutic index; however, the. The Rolling Stones famously sang of "mother's little helper," a sly reference to the tranquilizers, especially diazepam (Valium), that were all the rage in the s.

The medications in this class, benzodiazepines, are among the most widely prescribed drugs in the world. Like other sedatives, it can cause sleepiness and drowsiness, so don't take it—or valerian, hops, kava, lemon balm, or other sedative herbs—when you are.

In my considered opinion, based on research conducted for over 20 years, Valium and Valium-like tranquilizers are here to stay. These drugs are extremely safe and effective over the. Department of Veterans Affairs doctors are continuing to prescribe tranquilizers such as Valium and Xanax to veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder — despite VA guidelines.

A History of America's Turbulent Affair with Tranquilizers. By Andrea Tone. Basic Books (AZ),pp. Publication Date: Decem Other Editions of. Heribert Hofer, Marion L. East, in Advances in the Study of Behavior, 4. Tranquilizers and Sedatives. Tranquilizers and sedatives may help to tone down the apparent behavioral response of an animal to a handling event.

For instance, placing a sedative injector in the nest of breeding seabirds and administering an intramuscular sedative by remote-control to facilitate capture avoided fear.

But he didn't mention that Valium is much better known than the other two products and has the lion's share of the tranquilizer market. Though Valium was originally advertised simply as a drug to. Tranquilizer, also spelled Tranquillizer, drug that is used to reduce anxiety, fear, tension, agitation, and related states of mental disturbance.

Tranquilizers fall into two main classes, major and minor. Major tranquilizers, which are also known as antipsychotic agents, or neuroleptics, are so called because they are used to treat major states of mental disturbance in schizophrenics and. Elderly drivers who take Valium or other commonly prescribed tranquilizers are more likely to get into serious accidents, a study says.

In the first week of tranquilizer use, the risk was A sedative or tranquilliser is a substance that induces sedation by reducing irritability or excitement. They are CNS depressants and interact with brain activity causing its deceleration. Various kinds of sedatives can be distinguished, but the majority of them affect the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), which are brain chemicals performing communication between brain cells.

tranquilizers, to which Valium was champion, into two main groups: the “patient” who had a fallen victim to pharmaceutical companies’ false or toned down claims of dependency and to doctors overprescribing practices, and the “street user” who abused the drug most likely in conjunction with other illicit drugs.

Winter covers tremendous ground, from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and methamphetamines, to the most common stimulants caffeine and nicotine, to alcohol and other depressants, such as tranquilizers, from Miltown to benzodiazepines, including Valium.

The book illuminates the parallel forces of scientific discovery, social context and. Reacting to an upsurge in abuse of benzodiazepine sedatives such as Valium, Xanax and Ativan, U.S. officials on Wednesday added a "Boxed Warning" to.

This more general use seems to account for the enormous popularity of Miltown (meprobamate) in the s, of Librium (chlordiazepoxide) and Valium (diazepam) in the s and early s, and of.

Diazepam must go iv, is light sensitive and cannot be stored in plastic (syringes). It generally cannot be mixed with other drugs (ketamine is okay). Midazolam can be given im and does not bind to plastic. It can be mixed with most other drugs and rectal administration may be effective.

Dose: mg/kg. Valium alternatives range from over the counter substitutes, to naturally found substitutes. Each Valium alternative will have its advantages and disadvantages. This article aims to explain the other available options for someone who is looking to diverge from Valium to another drug.

But inafter widespread reports of abuse, the federal government moved to put Valium, Librium, and some other tranquilizers under the Controlled Substances Act. Tranquilizers are most frequently referred to by a more current term: _____. Antianxiety drugs. Barbituric acid was discovered by _____.

Valium and other benzodiazepines present problems for the elderly because _____. The rate of elimination in the elderly is much slower. Valium, Xanax, et al may increase risk of dementia as much as 50%. A new non-pharmaceutical viewpoint is needed toward treating anxiety in light of further bad news about benzodiazepine tranquilizers.

Tranquilizers, Including Xanax, Valium, BuSpar, Ativan, and Halcion, and the Antidepressant Anafranil Just as the s was the decade in which those suffering from various forms of depression were identified and treated, so, [NIMH director Lewis] Judd and other specialists hope, the s will be the era when the recognition.

Valium, Xanax, and other tranquilizers are most likely to be used to treat which of the following disorders. Depression b. Schizophrenia c. Anxiety disorders d. Multiple-personality disorder ANS: c REF: OBJ: 17 KEY: Factual DIF: Moderate Which of the following is a common side effect of antianxiety drugs.

Nausea b. Depression c. Similar dangers exist when mixing Valium with heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, tranquilizers, and opioids like Vicodin, Norco, Percocet, OxyContin, and Dilaudid.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in a report, stated that Valium and other benzodiazepines were responsible for more thanemergency room visits in The National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland, is the world's largest biomedical library and the developer of electronic information services that delivers data to millions of scientists, health professionals and members of the public around the globe, every day.

Tranquilizers are psychotherapeutic drugs prescribed by medical doctors for patients suffering mental disturbances such as anxiety. The drugs help to reduce or eliminate these disturbances. These medications fall into two classifications: major tranquilizers and minor tranquilizers. Included in the major group are phenothiazines, butyrophenones and piperidine compounds.

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