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Monday, September 18 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Examining the Risks and Benefits from Benzodiazepines

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Benzodiazepines are some of the America’s most widely used medications, and they undeniably have helped a large number of patients. However, recent data shows that they harm a previously unknown, large number of patients. Risks include physical dependence, addiction, withdrawal seizures, memory problems, dementia risk elevation, and falls. A new black box warning regarding co-administration of these drugs is now part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration directive to us clinicians. Despite clear reasons for concern, these drugs are also necessary and effective in multiple acute and chronic settings. The goal of this session is to offer state-of-the-art information on the risk–benefit profile of these medications and offer clear, practical advice to clinicians in order to minimize harm and maximize benefits.

avatar for Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPC

Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPC

Psych Congress Steering Committee Member; Private Practice, Austin, Texas; Adjunct Clinical Affiliate, School of Nursing, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TexasSaundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPC, provides workshops to healthcare practitioners, organizations, businesses, and individuals... Read More →
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Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH

Psych Congress Co-Chair; Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry,Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, Midland, TexasRakesh Jain, MD, MPH, attended medical school at the University of Calcutta in India and attended graduate school at the University of Texas... Read More →

Monday September 18, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm CDT
Hall E-3 The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Boulevard New Orleans, LA 70130