Paradoxical reaction to a new minor tranquilizer

Med J Aust. 1977 Jan 29;1(5):139-40.


This case report demonstrates that paradoxical reactions to the benzodiazepine class of minor tranquilizer can occur, and that lorazepam, a new derivative, is not free from this effect. It also lends support to the hypothesis that such reactions may be precipitated by a frustrating stimulus, and this has clinical relevance in that such precipitants may well be similar to those situations producing anxiety for which the drug had been prescribed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anger / drug effects*
  • Anti-Anxiety Agents / adverse effects*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lorazepam / adverse effects*


  • Anti-Anxiety Agents
  • Lorazepam