Benzodiazepine, psychotropic medication, and dementia: A population-based cohort study.

Authors: Shash D, Kurth T, Bertrand M, Dufouil C, Barberger-Gateau P, Berr C, Ritchie K, Dartigues JF, Bégaud B, Alpérovitch A, Tzourio C.

Benzodiazepine use has been associated with increased risk of dementia. However, it remains unclear whether the riskrelates to short or long half-life benzodiazepines and whether it extends to other psychotropic drugs.

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Sonja Schmidt