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Can benzodiazepines help treat circadian rhythm disorder?

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Drugs called short-acting benzodiazepines are often prescribed in the early treatment of a circadian rhythm disorder and are used along with behavioral therapy. Long-term use of these medications is not recommended due to potential side effects, such as the rebound phenomenon (the original problem returns at a higher level), and the risk of developing a dependence on these drugs.

SOURCE: eMedicine Health. News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on September 15, 2019

SOURCE: eMedicine Health. News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on September 15, 2019

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