Long-term effects of alprazolam on memory: a 3-5 year follow-up of agoraphobia/panic patients

Kilic C. , Curran H., NOSHİRVANİ H., MARKS I. M. , BAŞOĞLU M.

PSYCHOLOGICAL MEDICINE, cilt.29, sa.1, ss.225-231, 1999 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 29 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 1999
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1017/s003329179800734x
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.225-231


Background. Benzodiazepines (BZs) can impair explicit memory after a single dose and also when taken repeatedly for treatment of anxiety disorders. A previous study with agoraphobia/panic patients found that the BZ alprazolam impaired memory during an 8-week treatment and residual impairments were still manifest several weeks after drug withdrawal (Curran et al. 1994). The present study followed up the same group of patients 3.5 years after treatment to determine whether those memory impairments persisted.