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Although Tone makes reference to the shifting ideas about neuroses and the anxiety disorders as defined by the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (especially in the watershed DSM-III and beyond), she does not explore the changing boundaries of anxiety or the ways in which tranquilizer use might have produced the diagnostic categories themselves.
It is easy to oversimplify the complex issues involved in the social, political and medical context surrounding the explosion in the use of tranquilizers.
The irony of this cultural backlash was that there was no discernable decline in tranquilizer use.
severe anxiety with minor tranquilizers and other psychoactive agents (Molde, 1975).
Mamoru Takuma, the man arrested on suspicion of stabbing eight schoolchildren to death and injuring an additional 15 people at an Osaka elementary school last Friday, allegedly gave awkward statements in an earlier, separate assault case, and escaped indictment after he was diagnosed with a tranquilizer dependency, investigation sources said.
Golden Key's new Tranquilizer stabilizer is said to reduce the noise of a release up to 12dB and reduce vibrations up to 70 percent.
Connors, as it turned out, had filled at least 15 prescriptions for the powerful tranquilizer Stelazine during the three years prior to the crash.
A male nurse committed suicide in April about a week after stealing muscle relaxant, tranquilizer and anesthetic drugs from the hospital in Ishikawa Prefecture he worked at, hospital officials said Wednesday.
The tranquilizer results were surprising, Collman said.
Officials used two tranquilizer darts to sedate the 300-pound bear and wardens released it into the wild north of Ojai.
Doctors at a Tokyo hospital apologized Friday for leaving a patient in a coma after administering 10 times the required amount of tranquilizer last month.
The researchers recommend that doctors consider reducing or stopping the tranquilizer before adding an anti-Parkinson's drug.