Antipsychotics still overprescribed in dementia

“‘Chemical cosh’ drugs given to 50pc more dementia patients than thought,” The Daily Telegraph reports, while the Daily Express runs with a rather more tasteless headline “Shocking rise in dementia patients on ‘zombie’ drugs”.

The news items are prompted by a study into the use of a class of medication known as antipsychotics in people with dementia.

 

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