Reducing Benzodiazepine Consumption

Psychological Contributions to General Practice

  • Margaret A. Cormack
  • Michael E. Dewey
  • R. Glynn Owens

Part of the Recent Research in Psychology book series (PSYCHOLOGY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Background to the Study

    1. Margaret A. Cormack, Michael E. Dewey, R. Glynn Owens
      Pages 1-2
    2. Margaret A. Cormack, Michael E. Dewey, R. Glynn Owens
      Pages 3-34
  3. A Study of Drug Reduction

    1. Margaret A. Cormack, Michael E. Dewey, R. Glynn Owens
      Pages 35-35
    2. Margaret A. Cormack, Michael E. Dewey, R. Glynn Owens
      Pages 36-45
    3. Margaret A. Cormack, Michael E. Dewey, R. Glynn Owens
      Pages 46-72
    4. Margaret A. Cormack, Michael E. Dewey, R. Glynn Owens
      Pages 73-79
    5. Margaret A. Cormack, Michael E. Dewey, R. Glynn Owens
      Pages 80-84
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 85-96

About this book

Introduction

Spurred by reports in 1980 detailing the ineffectiveness of long-term treatment with benzodiazepines, the authors of this volume began a study to investigate the reasons behind the addiction, quickly adopting a psychological approach to treatment. In testing the efficacy of anxiety management techniques as an alternative to benzodiazepine use, Drs. Cormack, Owen and Dewey strongly emphasize the importance of the working relationship between the general practitioner and the psychologist. Reducing Benzodiazepine Consumption offers management solutions for the clinician in treating patients suffering from addiction to these drugs.

Keywords

Arzneimittelsucht Sucht Therapeut alcohol anxiety benzodiazepine consumption depression drugs intervention management pharmacology psychology therapy treatment

Authors and affiliations

  • Margaret A. Cormack
    • 1
  • Michael E. Dewey
    • 2
  • R. Glynn Owens
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Psychology Washington Singer LaboratoriesUniversity of ExeterExeterEngland
  2. 2.Department of Psychiatry Royal Liverpool HospitalUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolEngland
  3. 3.Sub-Department of Clinical Psychology Department of Psychiatry New Medical SchoolUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolEngland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-3672-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-97035-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-3672-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-7532
  • About this book