Tag Archives: New York State Psychiatric Institute

Further Research Backs Speculation Linking the Immune System and Parkinson’s Disease (BBC News / Nature)

Summary Further evidence has emerged suggesting that malfunctioning in the body’s immune system may contribute to the development and progression of Parkinson’s Disease. T-cells appear to attack alpha-synuclein – a protein which accumulates in Parkinson’s Disease – after confusing this … 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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Dietary Flavanols (Cocoa Drinks) Improve Cognition in Older Adults? (NHS Choices / Nature Neuroscience)

Summary Further research has been published indicating that drinking cocoa might help to preserve brain function. A recent small US study indicates that consumption of a specially formulated cocoa-based drink, high in flavanols, makes older people slightly faster (but no … 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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