Self-contradictory crossword clue
Self-contradictory crossword clue. TWO SPEED The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) on 31 May 2017, 11 letters. The cryptic clue is ring unknown number inside a carp laid out in statement with two meanings.
The answer: PARADOXICAL
Other answer: INCONSISTENT – DEVIATIONAL – INAUTHENTIC – INCONGRUOUS – INCONSONANT – NOT POSSIBLE – OFF THE TRACK – PARALOGICAL – UNAUTHENTIC – UNCONNECTED – UNTHINKABLE
A paradoxical reaction or paradoxical effect is an effect of medical treatment, usually a drug, opposite to the effect which would normally be expected. An example of a paradoxical reaction is pain caused by a pain relief medication.
Benzodiazepines, a class of psychoactive drugs called the “minor” tranquilizers, have varying hypnotic, sedative, anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, and muscle relaxing properties, but they may create the exact opposite effects. Susceptible individuals may respond to benzodiazepine treatment with an increase in anxiety, aggressiveness, agitation, confusion, disinhibition, loss of impulse control, talkativeness, violent behavior, and even convulsions. Paradoxical adverse effects may even lead to criminal behaviour. Severe behavioral changes resulting from benzodiazepines have been reported including mania, schizophrenia, anger, impulsivity, and hypomania.