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Idiopathic recurrent stupor: a warning
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    Authors' reply to Hirata et al.
    • Roderick A Mackenzie, Neurologist
    • Other Contributors:
      • Samuel F Berkovic, Ron Granot, Malcolm Hopwood, Olaf Drummer, Scott Patterson.

    Dear Editor

    We thank Hirata et al. for their thoughtful letter in response to our recent Case of the Month.[1] Their case is another example of covert benzodiazepine administration , perhaps even Munchausen syndrome by proxy, a condition that we suspect is much under-recognised in an adult setting.

    Elsewhere, we have reviewed the concept of endozepine stupor [2] and agreed with the Bologna group's vi...

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    Conflict of Interest:
    None declared.
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    Endozepine stupor or recurrent stupor due to covert administration of brotizolam?
    • Akira Hirata
    • Other Contributors:
      • Goh Ogawa, Hitoshi mochizuki, Kazuo Motoyoshi, Keiko Kamakura (Associate Professor and Corresponding Author)

    Dear Editor

    Benzodiazepines are now the most prescribed group of psychoactive drugs, and their safety for therapeutic use has been established, but there also is the potential for abuse and addiction.[1]

    Endozepine stupor (ES) is characterized by repeated, spontaneous stuporous attacks lasting several hours or days, and responsiveness to flumazenil without administration of benzodiazepine. ES is caused by...

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