Study: Antipsychotics do not increase mortality in dementia patients

04/10/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

Data showed no significant difference in the risk of death among older dementia patients who received antipsychotics and those who did not, according to a prospective study of 5,148 patients in Japan reported at the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry annual meeting. Dr. George Grossberg of St Louis University commented that the data should be viewed with caution because the study was of short duration and because the geriatric population in Japan typically is healthier than in the U.S.

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