An article in January’s American Journal of Psychiatry weighs the relative risk of mortality associated with various antipsychotics and mood stabilizers used in the treatment of 33,604 patients with dementia. An accompanying editorial in the same issue points out that the least risky options were also the least effective in curbing aggression.
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