Diazepam withdrawal psychosis: a case report

M. W. Dysken, C. H. Chan

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Minor withdrawal symptoms have been reported following abrupt discontinuation of benzodiazepine derivatives given in small amounts over several months. It is generally thought that grand mal seizures and psychotic states occur after withdrawal from excessive doses. This paper reports the case of a patient with a long history of alcohol and sedative abuse who developed a withdrawal psychosis following discontinuation of a small amount of maintenance diazepam.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychiatry
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1977


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