Fewer veterans with PTSD using anti-anxiety drugs

Reuters – Use of a class of anti-anxiety drugs fell during the past decade among veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder, a large U.S. study shows. The trend is encouraging, researchers say, because current guidelines recommend against using the drugs, benzodiazepines, to treat symptoms associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). “One of our concerns is that it’s very, very difficult to get patients off benzodiazepines,” said Dr. Matthew Friedman… Read article