Are Antipsychotic Drugs More Dangerous to Dementia Patients Than We Think?

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A new study shows antipsychotic drugs hasten death for dementia patients. In the JAMA Psychiatry journal, researchers report findings from nearly 91,000 American veterans over the age of 65 with dementia. Those taking drugs called antipsychotics had outsize risks of death. Among those taking the newer, more commonly used antipsychotics, the risk climbed along with the dose. Via Newswise. Posted March 16, 2015.

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