Tag Archives: Benzodiazepines

Clinical Anxiety as a Dementia Risk Factor? (BMJ Open)

Summary There are some indications that anxiety in midlife is associated with an increased risk of dementia, even after allowing for any anxiety which might have been expected to arise as a result of prodromal cognitive decline / pre-clinical dementia. … Continue reading

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Our Invisible Addicts: Updated Edition (Royal College of Psychiatrists / BBC News / ONS / Wiley)

Summary The Royal College of Psychiatrists has published a second edition of the “Our Invisible Addicts” report, which presents updates to evidence concerning mental health aspects of alcohol and substance misuse in the “baby boomer” generation. It advises that substance … 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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Dementia Revealed: Dementia Guide / Toolkit for GPs (NHS England / Department of Health / RCGP)

Summary NHS England has a commitment to improve dementia diagnosis rates. NHS England has published a guide to help GPs perform better on the timely diagnosis of dementia and to offer advice on post-diagnostic support for the person with the … Continue reading

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Use of Benzodiazepines and Increased Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease (BBC News / BMJ)

Summary Long-term use of benzodiazepines, often prescribed for anxiety and sleep problems, appears to be linked to an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease. A French-Canadian team of researchers have found a cumulative dose-effect association between exposure to benzodiazepines (over … Continue reading

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Renewed Call for Parity of Esteem for Mental and Physical Health (BBC News / Department of Health)

Summary Professor Dame Sally Davies, England’s Chief Medical Officer, has expressed support for giving mental health services a higher priority, with targets for waiting times and better protection for funding. Mental illness is estimated to cost between £70bn and £100bn … Continue reading

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Pharmacological Treatments for Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Alzheimer’s Disease (Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry)

Summary This systematic review investigates the efficacy and safety of various pharmacological treatments for neuropsychiatric symptoms in Alzheimer’s Disease patients. It concludes that cholinesterase inhibitors (ChEIs) and atypical antipsychotics could improve neuropsychiatric symptoms in these patients, but with poor patient … Continue reading

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