Tag Archives: Antipsychotics

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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Reducing Antipsychotic Prescribing for BPSD (BMJ / JAMA / JAMA Psychiatry / BJCP)

Summary This BMJ “Change page” article discusses the potential harms associated with use of antipsychotics in people with dementia, and covers guidelines recommending restrictions in their use. Risperidone is the antipsychotic recommended for use in the treatment of aggression associated … Continue reading

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Mainstream Dementia Pathways Literature (British Psychological Society)

Summary This document was released last year by the Dementia Work Stream of the Faculty of the Psychology of Older People (FPOP) at the British Psychological Society. It reflects a literature review performed between 2011 and 2012 to find important … Continue reading

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NICE Guideline SC1: Managing Medicines in Care Homes (NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published the guideline “Managing medicines in care homes (SC1)”, which provides recommendations for good practice on the systems and processes for managing medicines in care homes. This guideline applies … Continue reading

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Discontinuation of Antipsychotics in Patients with Dementia (Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders)

Summary The authors performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled studies comparing the outcomes of antipsychotics discontinuation (versus their continuation) in people with dementia. Changes to the severity of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) was the … Continue reading

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Treatment of Visual Hallucinations in Neurodegenerative Diseases (Future Neurology)

Summary Treatment of visual hallucinations in neurodegenerative disorders is at an early stage of development due to the underlying mechanisms being imperfectly understood. The authors consider various potential approaches to developing treatments, but caution readers that any single treatment is … Continue reading

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Comparative Mortality Risks from Antipsychotics in Community-Dwelling Older Adults (British Journal of Psychiatry)

Summary A US observational study of 136,393 people, aged 65 years and older, and living in the community, who had recently started taking antipsychotics, was performed to estimate the comparative mortality risks of commonly prescribed antipsychotics. These individuals had recently … Continue reading

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