Monday, August 17, 2009

Diazepam Withdrawal

Diazepam – An Introduction
Diazepam is a psychoactive drug which acts on the central nervous system. The drug is widely prescribed to relieve anxiety, general anxiety disorder, agitation, body shakeups, seizures, and insomnia. Diazepam is also recommended to relieve the Alcohol Withdrawal and Benzodiazepine Withdrawal symptoms. Diazepam actively affects the neuron function by inhibit their excitability. The increased excitability is a result of neurochemical imbalances in the brain. These chemicals control the neuron activity in certain part of central nervous system. When the balance is disturbed the neuron either increases or slows down. Increased neuron activity results in anxiety and agitation whiled a slowed down activity results in insomnia. Diazepam relieves these symptoms by re-establishing the balance in the levels of these neurochemicals.