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Perceptions et attitudes envers les benzodiazépines chez les 18-55 ans

Abstract : Benzodiazepines are among the most prescribed and consumed psychotropic in France. In the working population (18-55 years old), their use had been mainly studied in drug addiction. Their use in context of prescription has been much less studied. The perceptions and attitudes of patients of the working-age population towards the prescribed benzodiazepines are therefore the subject of this work.A qualitative study was conducted with patients receiving benzodiazepines in a therapeutic environment through recording semi-structured interviews and methodical transcription and analysis.The majority of the patients developed an individualized management in the decision of dose reduction by fears concerns benzodiazepine. An ambiguous relationship between the participant and his treatment was observed, mixing need and resistance to its use with self-weaning patterns. Perceptions of benefits were identified. The feelings of particular cognitive side effects were highlighted. External influences on the representations of participants towards their benzodiazepine showed the direct involvement of the support. The participants adapted their treatment by relieving their anxiety through alternative therapies.This exploratory investigation into a small group but offering a wide range of profiles provides an overview of representations and attitudes outside the misuse of addictive benzodiazepines. Clinical trials could further identify consumer profiles to optimize the management of anxiety disorders
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Afif Zbitou. Perceptions et attitudes envers les benzodiazépines chez les 18-55 ans. Sciences du Vivant [q-bio]. 2015. ⟨hal-01734391⟩



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