Tag Archives: Antidepressants

Potential Harms From Polypharmacy in the Elderly (BBC News / Age UK / EJCP / Bazian / Lancet Psychiatry)

Summary An Age UK report investigates the potential harms of over-prescribing medicines for older people. Older persons often remain on too many prescribed medicines, putting them at risk of side-effects, potentially resulting in falls and other forms of serious harm. … Continue reading

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Antidepressants Not Recommended for Depression in People With Dementia (NIHR Signal / Cochrane Database)

Summary A National Institute for Health Research “Signal” expert commentary refers to a systematic review which indicates that antidepressants are unsuitable / unhelpful for the treatment of depression in persons living with dementia. Full Text Link Reference Antidepressants do not … Continue reading

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Risk of Dementia in Patients Using Antidepressants? (Behavioural Neurology / BBC News)

Summary Evidence indicating that use of antidepressants is associated significantly with an increased risk of developing dementia: Full Text Link Reference Wang, YC. Tai, PA. [and] Poly, TN. [et al] (2018). Increased risk of dementia in patients with antidepressants: a … Continue reading

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Pharmacological Treatment of Agitation in Persons With Dementia (British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology)

Summary A systematic review and meta‐analysis of pharmaceutical treatments for alleviating agitation in dementia has been performed. Regarding the efficacy and treatment acceptability of these medications, it is reported that: “Risperidone, SSRIs as a class and Dextromethorphan / Quinidine demonstrated … Continue reading

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Stop the Over-Medication of People With a Learning Disability or Autism (STOMP) Campaign (NHS England / Royal College of Psychiatrists / BPS)

Summary Professor Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England, has written to raise awareness about the over-medication of people with learning disabilities or autism, on the first anniversary of the Stop the Over-Medication of People With a Learning Disability or Autism … Continue reading

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Statistics on Prescriptions Dispensed in the Community Between 2005 and 2015 (BBC News / HSCIC)

Summary A Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) statistical summary of the prescriptions dispensed by community pharmacists, appliance contractors and dispensing doctors in England indicates significant trends between 2005 and 2015. Prescriptions for antidepressants (costing the NHS £780,000 per … Continue reading

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Over-Medication of People With Learning Disabilities? (BBC News / BMJ / PHE)

Summary Analysis of GP data over a decade has revealed that over one quarter of 33,000 adults with learning disabilities (and / or some forms of dementia) may have been prescribed antipsychotics unnecessarily, usually as a result of challenging behaviour. … Continue reading

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