The use of midazolam for hypnosedative interviews.
ABSTRACT The authors describe three cases in which midazolam was successfully used in diagnostic hypnosedative interviews. A discussion comparing and contrasting midazolam to other intravenous hypnosedatives is presented. The authors suggest that midazolam is an effective agent for diagnostic hypnosedative interviews and may be preferable to other agents when posthypnotic recollection of interview content is undesirable.
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ABSTRACT: Dysphonic patients with muscle tension are common at voice clinics. The majority respond to intensive vocal therapy. A small number of cases remain resistant to intensive vocal therapy. We have used intravenous midazolam to enhance therapy-resistant dysphonic patients' self-monitoring, their self-awareness and to change fixed patterns. Six of seven patients were discharged with restoration of normal voice 1 month after treatment.Clinical otolaryngology: official journal of ENT-UK; official journal of Netherlands Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology & Cervico-Facial Surgery 09/2005; 30(4):367-9. · 1.87 Impact Factor