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Can benzodiazepine treat hallucinations?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Unlikely: Benzo's are more likely to be associated with hallucinations, especially in overdoses or during drug withdrawal. Many report nightmares or vivid dreams while taking benzo's. Only one mention of benzo's used to treat auditory hallucinations in schizophrenic pt concluded effect resulted from muscle relaxing & anxiolytic effects.
Dr. Cyma Khalily
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Perhaps to help with agitation from psychosis or hallucinations but not for the hallucinations themselves. Need and antipsychotic and understand why ie drug induced or psychosis.
Oct 23, 2020

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