Tapering Off Antipsychotic Medication

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Some Antipsychotic Drugs Significantly Increase the Risk of Death In Nursing Home Residents

A study by the Harvard Medical School published this week has again highlighted the risks of using antipsychotic medication for people with dementia. The researchers found some individual antipsychotic drugs significantly increase the risk of death in nursing home residents aged over 65. K F Huybrechts, instructor in medicine and his team, reviewed 75,445 nursing home residents in 45 US States between 2001 and 2005 who had been prescribed individual antipsychotic medications. They found that...

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