Psychiatrists question some uses of antipsychotics in children, elderly

09/23/2013 | USA Today

As part of the Choosing Wisely campaign to prevent unnecessary medical treatments and tests, the American Psychiatric Association issued a statement questioning some uses of antipsychotics, including giving such medications to young people with any condition other than a psychiatric disorder. Routine use of antipsychotics or as first-choice treatments for people showing behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia is also questionable, the group said.

View Full Article in:

USA Today

Published in Briefs:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Manager/Senior Manager, Health Services Analytics
Avalere Health
Washington, DC
Manager/Senior Manager, Health Economist
Avalere Health
Washington, DC
Director, Health Services Analytics
Avalere Health
Washington, DC
Director/Vice President. Health Actuary
Avalere Health
Washington, DC
Attorney
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration Office of the Chief Counsel
Silver Spring, MD, MD