Year: 1991 Source: Psychosomatic Medicine, v.53, no.1, (January-February 1991), p.101-108 SIEC No: 19910593

In this study, people who reported regular treatment with hypnotic drugs were tested in order to find associations with perceived health problems, inpatient psychiatric diagnoses, & subsequent suicides. The authors found that there was substantial concurrent psychoactive drug treatments, nervous symptoms & insomnia, as well as high rates of circulatory & musculoskeletal conditions. Also, the risk of suicide increased among women treated with hypnotic drugs. (VM)