Many doctors are not educated on the capacity of benzodiazepines to cause injury. So they dismiss the symptoms or believe them to have another cause. If another cause cannot be found, they frequently attribute the symptoms of injury to hypochondria. This has been observed in the history of many other conditions, like fibromyalgia and endometriosis, that were initially dismissed by doctors until research and medical training caught up with patient experience. It is likely the physician has not knowingly seen it before, as most patients and doctors misdiagnose benzodiazepine-related symptoms as something else. Additionally if the disbelieving doctor was the original prescriber, self preservation and fear of litigation may play an additional part in remaining blind to the patient’s experience.
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