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Self-harm and suicide associated with benzodiazepine usage

Overview of attention for article published in British Journal of General Practice, January 2007
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (94th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
3 news outlets
blogs
2 blogs
twitter
46 tweeters
facebook
2 Facebook pages
wikipedia
2 Wikipedia pages
googleplus
1 Google+ user

Citations

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Readers on

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27 Mendeley
Title
Self-harm and suicide associated with benzodiazepine usage
Published in
British Journal of General Practice, January 2007
Pubmed ID
Authors

Neale G, Smith AJ, Greg Neale, Allan J Smith

Abstract

Benzodiazepines are commonly prescribed in primary care for anxiety disorders and insomnia. However, they can cause dependence with withdrawal symptoms that are both physical and psychological. These complications are also more common with short-acting benzodiazepines such as lorazepam. This case report describes a previously stable 62-year-old male who inflicted serious stab wounds to himself, twice within a month, during changes in his benzodiazepine regime.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 4%
United States 1 4%
Unknown 25 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 5 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 19%
Researcher 5 19%
Student > Bachelor 3 11%
Professor 2 7%
Other 7 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 13 48%
Psychology 7 26%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 7%
Unspecified 2 7%
Social Sciences 1 4%
Other 2 7%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 86. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 July 2019.
All research outputs
#195,595
of 13,655,728 outputs
Outputs from British Journal of General Practice
#86
of 2,967 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#4,397
of 279,291 outputs
Outputs of similar age from British Journal of General Practice
#2
of 39 outputs
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