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Q In older patients with chronic insomnia who have been taking a benzodiazepine nightly for ⩾3 months, is cognitive behavioural therapy plus tapering (CBTT) more effective than tapering alone (TA) for inducing benzodiazepine discontinuation?
randomised controlled trial.
Follow up period:
a university hospital in Sainte-Foy, Québec, Canada.
65 patients ⩾50 years of age (mean age 67 y, 58% women) with chronic insomnia (⩾6 months); impaired daytime functioning or mood disturbances; nightly benzodiazepine use for ⩾3 months; and inability to refrain from taking a hypnotic for fear of poor sleep or reported <80% sleep efficiency (total sleep …
For correspondence: Dr L Baillargeon, Laval University, Sainte-Foy, Québec, Canada.
Source of funding: National Health Research and Development Program, Health Canada.
A modified version of this abstract appears in ACP Journal Club.