, Volume 30, Issue 2, pp 95–102 | Cite as

The effects of benzodiazepines on aggression: Reduced or increased?

  • Alberto DiMascio
Original Investigations Human Pharmacology


The effects of various benzodiazepines on animal models of aggression are presented. The differences in response noted after single dose or after chronic drug administrations are stressed. The implications for predicting responses to these drugs in humans are discussed.

Key words

Benzodiazepines Aggression 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alberto DiMascio
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mental Health, Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Tufts University School of MedicineBoston State HospitalBoston

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