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  1. Prolonged use of hypnotic doses of benzodiazepines can cause insomnia if the drug is stoppedFalse


  2. Barbiturates can distort mood and impair judgement and motor skillsFalse


  3. Antihistamines are sometimes used as sedativesFalse


  4. Dependence or abuse rarely develops when using antihistaminesTrue


  5. Because of the potential for GHB abuse, this substance has been scheduled by the DEAFalse


  6. On rare occasions, benzodiazepines can produce paradoxical effects such as anxiety or bizarre behaviorFalse


  7. The effects of the CNS depressants tend to be dose dependent; therefor, a high dose of a sedative has a hypnotic effectTrue


  8. All sedative-hypnotics can produce severe physical dependenceFalse


  9. A person who is physically dependent on barbiturates can experience seizures if drug use is stopped abruptlyTrue


  10. It usually is best to rapidly withdraw benzodiazepines from persons who have become physically dependent on these drugsTrue


  11. Most people that become dependent on the benzodiazepines get them illegallyTrue


  12. During the 1970's and 1980's, approximately twice as many women took depressants as menTrue


  13. Phenobarbital is sometimes used in the treatment of severe dependence on sedative-hypnoticTrue


  14. Short-acting benzodiazepines are suited to treating persistent problems such as anxiety and stressFalse


  15. Sympathomimetics are usually the active ingredient included in OTC sleep aidsTrue


  16. GHB has been used in Europe to treat alcoholismFalse


  17. Benzodiazepines do not significantly interact with other CNS depressantsTrue


  18. Low doses of CNS depressants can cause sedative effects and relaxationFalse


  19. Amnesia is a state of deep depression of the CNS, and is characterized by controlled unconsciousnessFalse


  20. Some side effects of benzodiazepine-type drugs are drowsiness, nausea, and diminished libidoTrue


  21. Antihistamines are generally considered safe drugsTrue


  22. Benzodiazepines and barbiturates are sometimes used to treat seizuresFalse


  23. In high doses, some CNS depressants can cause anesthesiaTrue


  24. Antihistamines are commonly used as OTC sleep aidsFalse


  25. Many individuals who are dependent on depressants acquire them by prescriptionFalse