On sedating

They are central nervous depressants and interact with brain activity causing its deceleration.

Both physical and psychological dependence can be treated with therapy.The long-term use of benzodiazepines may have a similar effect on the brain as alcohol, and are also implicated in depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), mania, psychosis, sleep disorders, sexual dysfunction, delirium, and neurocognitive disorders (including benzodiazepine-induced persisting dementia which persists even after the medications are stopped).Additionally, benzodiazepines can indirectly cause or worsen other psychiatric symptoms (e.g., mood, anxiety, psychosis, irritability) by worsening sleep (i.e., benzodiazepine-induced sleep disorder).They increase tractability and compliance of children or troublesome or demanding patients.Some sedatives can cause psychological and physical dependence when taken regularly over a period of time, even at therapeutic doses.

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