Tag Archives: Anxiolytics

Prescription of Psychotropic Drugs in Care Homes (NHS Choices / Journal of the American Geriatrics Society)

Summary The NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” service has drawn attention to a further study raising concern over the prescribing of psychotropic medicines for elderly people living in care homes. The study in question examined how psychotropic drugs – i.e. … Continue reading

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Antipsychotic Prescribing for Dementia Patients Declines in UK (BMJ Open)

Summary A cohort study into the pattern and trends in the use of antipsychotics and antidepressants etc. in Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias has discovered that antipsychotic prescribing by GPs did fall markedly from 20% in 1995 to around 7% … Continue reading

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Community Dementia Management Programme Improves Use of Psychotropic Drugs (Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care)

Summary Use of drugs for elderly patients with dementia often increases their vulnerability and results in hospital admissions. Research into early interventions for dementia management in the municipality of Kalmar, Sweden, investigated the optimum pharmacological treatments for people with dementia … Continue reading

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