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Running Head: PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF BENZODIAZEPINE Physiological Effects of Benzodiazepine Name Course Tutor Date 1 PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF BENZODIAZEPINE 2 What are the physiological effects of benzodiazepine use? Benzodiazepine; often referred to as benzos are psychoactive drugs which are used to treat anxiety as well as other conditions. Basically, various physiological effects are associated with the use of benzodiazepine. One of these side effects is dizziness and excessive drowsiness. Continued use of benzos weakness and alters the normal functioning of the body which later leads to extreme dizziness (Hobson-Dupont, 2006). Also, excessive use of benzos can cause long terms harm such as depression, irritability, cognitive dysfunction, and suicidal ideation. Another physiological effect of benzodiazepine use id that it creates a double vision and slurred speech. Other major effects include; • Tremors • Vomiting • Diarrhea • Mood swings • Confusion • Changes in sex drive • Muscle weaknesses • increased risk of fall How can these lead to addiction? PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF BENZODIAZEPINE 3 Mostly, these effects in return make the vict ...
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