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severe anxiety with minor tranquilizers and other psychoactive agents (Molde, 1975).
Excessive use of sedatives and minor tranquilizers may increase the potential for a number of avoidable injuries to occur, such as falls, fractures and motor vehicle accidents, especially among seniors.
4] In the West, however, the 1980s crisis surrounding benzodiazepine dependence led to the eclipse of both the minor tranquilizers and the whole notion of anxiolysis.