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Study, Apr. 2016: GABAergic drug use and recovery after stroke


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The full title of this Swiss study is "GABAergic drug use and global, cognitive, and motor functional outcomes after stroke". It will come as no surprise to anyone that the results of prescribing GABAergic medications, such as benzodiazepines, after stroke are deleterious.


According to this abstract...


"CONCLUSIONS:  GABA-AG use is associated with not reaching successful functional recovery during stroke rehabilitation. Randomised trials are needed to formally establish the potential deleterious effect of GABA-AG use on functional recovery."


Logically speaking, how could a drug that slows down the central nervous system be helpful to someone who has had a stroke?


Here's the abstract:





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