Article Title: Zaleplon Abuse & Dependence In A Case Of Geriatric Depression

Author(s): Avinash De Sousa

Institute(s): Carmel, 18 St. Francis Avenue, Willingdon Colony Santacruz West Mumbai-54, India.

Journal: Journal of Pakistan Psychiatric Society, 2008, Vol. 5, No.1, p. 34-35


Zaleplon is a commonly prescribed short acting non benzodiazepine hypnotic that is used in the treatment of insomnia. We present a case of a 72 year old lady with geriatric depression with Zaleplon abuse and treatment with Sertraline and Chlordiazepoxide.

Key words: Zaleplon Abuse, Geriatric Depression.

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