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  1. short term management of anxiety, effects the thalamus and limbic system; mild tranquilizer w/ anticonvulsant and muscle relaxant qualities; pregnancy D and CNS adverse effects
  2. benzodiazepine; treats anxiety and insomnia; adverse: mild drowsiness, ataxia, confusion, resp disturbance, bradycardia; pt: can become tolerant and need larger doses, paradoxical excitement can occur, wide therapeutic index, avoid CNS depressants, short duration of action, larger half life in asians
  3. sonata; sedative for sleep for up to 28 days, non benzo; can lead to dependency and rebound insomnia
  4. atypical antidepressant; causes significant sedation as an adverse effect; commonly used for sleep now

4 True/False questions

  1. Buspironenot related to benzos, treats anxiety, but action is not known. optimum relief within three to four weeks; short term therapy but no tolerance effect

          

  2. sleep stagesI. light sleep, muscles relax, brain waves are irregular and rapid; II. brain waves are larger than in stage 1, with bursts of electrical activity; III and IV. deep sleep, with even larger, slower brain waves called delta waves

          

  3. eszopiclonenot related to benzos, treats anxiety, but action is not known. optimum relief within three to four weeks; short term therapy but no tolerance effect

          

  4. chloral hydratenonbarbituate hypnotic used to sedate and induce sleep; has adverse CNS effects

          

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