Monday, January 30, 2023

Tag: dementia and psychiatric drugs

The Monster in Our House: What Psychiatric Medication Did to My...

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When we eliminated his last psychotropic prescription, it was as if my father came back from the dead. All of the monster-like qualities that we thought were severe symptoms of his dementia have practically disappeared. We’ve found ourselves questioning whether he has dementia at all.

‘Dear Doctor’ Letters Convince GPs to Stop Overprescribing

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From NPR: "...researchers have conducted an experiment that convinced some of the general practice doctors who prescribe Seroquel most frequently to cut back. All the...

Government Issues Warning About Pill Pushed on the Elderly

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From CNN: The US government is warning insurance companies to be on the lookout for suspicious prescriptions of a drug being used in nursing...

PTSD, Psychotropic Medication Increase Dementia Risk

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From Healio: Researchers recently found that veterans diagnosed with PTSD and prescribed antidepressants or atypical antipsychotics are at a higher risk for dementia than veterans...

“It Might Not Be Dementia—How Pharma for Seniors Can Go Seriously...

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For Alternet, Martha Rosenberg discusses the dangers of overmedicating seniors and older adults. She interviews Dr. Harry Haroutunian about his new book, “Not As...