Study: Antipsychotics aggravate Alzheimer's disease

03/31/2008 | BBC

British researchers found that neuroleptics -- including haloperidol and risperidone -- did not provide any long-term benefits for most Alzheimer's patients with mild behavioral symptoms and were linked to a noticeable impairment in verbal skills. A representative of the Alzheimer's Research Trust said the results underscore the need for better treatments for the disease.

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