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J R Coll Gen Pract. 1983 October; 33(255): 635–636.
PMCID: PMC1973060

A double-blind randomized control trial of diazepam

East of Ireland Faculty of the RCGP and the Department of Community Health, University of Dublin


A double-blind randomized controlled trial of diazepam against placebo in the management of minor conditions seen in general practice demonstrated that administration of either diazepam or placebo was associated with a substantial reduction in symptomatology three weeks later. There was no demonstrable difference between diazepam and placebo.

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