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Year : 1995  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 43-44

Benzodiazepines for Prominent Auditory Hallucinations : A Report and Hypothesis


Associate Professor, Department of Psychopharmacology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore 560 029, India

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Chittaranjan Andrade
Associate Professor, Department of Psychopharmacology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore 560 029
India
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A case is reported of diazepam - induced amelioration of prominent auditory hallucinations experienced by a female paranoid schizophrenic. With the assumption that subvocal speech may be primary to such hallucinations, it is proposed that diazepam may have acted by exerting a relaxant effect on speech musculature. This is a hypothesis testable in future research.



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