The Tip of the Iatrogenic Benzodiazepine Iceberg

The Tip of the Iatrogenic Benzodiazepine Iceberg

Life experience gives one an intimate appreciation for the meaning behind the saying “just the tip of the iceberg.” Everyone’s encountered something that turned out to be much larger and more complex than was initially understood. In my experience, medicine has yet to...
Want to Prevent Suicide? Stop Ignoring Benzo Patients

Want to Prevent Suicide? Stop Ignoring Benzo Patients

Trigger warning: This blog contains semi-graphic material about suicide related to benzodiazepines.   The so-called ‘psychotically depressed’ person who tries to kill herself doesn’t do so out of quote ‘hopelessness’ or any abstract conviction that life’s assets...