12/9/2014 – This Nursing Home Calms Troubling Behavior Without Risky Drugs

Dec 09, 2014 Comments Off by

Though antipsychotics are approved to treat serious mental illnesses like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, the FDA says the drugs can increase the risk of death for people with dementia. Still, they’re prescribed for nearly 300,000 nursing home residents nationally.

Read the full article at National Public Radio.

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