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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 46  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 655-656

A case of etizolam dependence


Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences, Dilshad Garden, New Delhi, India

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Bhavuk Garg
Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences, Dilshad Garden, New Delhi
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0253-7613.144943

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Etizolam is a thienodiazepine anxiolytic which is said to have lower dependence potential than other benzodiazepines. We report a case of etizolam dependence in a young male with social anxiety disorder and moderate depression. This case report highlights the fact that the same caution be exercised while prescribing etizolam with respect to its potential to cause dependence as with any other benzodiazepine.






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