Published: 6 November 2019
Author(s): Giulia Rivasi, Rose Anne Kenny, Andrea Ungar, Roman Romero-Ortuno
Section: Original article

Psychoactive medications are widely used in older people [1–3], despite increasing concerns about their safety profile in this population. In particular, benzodiazepines (BDZs) are commonly prescribed and the percentage of adults using BDZs increases with age, reaching 8.7% in people aged 65–80 years [4]. Their main indications are anxiety and sleeping disorders.


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