The benzodiazepines are widely prescribed by many physicians for
patients with depression, anxiety reaction, circulatory disorders,
digestive disorders, tension headache, and pain in chest and back.
According to various studies there is reason to believe that
benzodiazepines not only possess the anxiolytic effects universally
attributed to them but may also ameliorate somatic complaints affecting
such systems as the cardiovascular and the gastrointestinal. twhether the
bensodiazepines affect organ systems known to be linked in important
pathophysiological ways to the nervous system deserves further study.