GAO Report: Antipsychotics Frequently Prescribed to Adults with Dementia Despite Risks | CCHR International

Antipsychotic drugs are being over-prescribed to men and women with dementia, according to a new report from the federal government.

Source: www.cchrint.org

The report shows that patients with dementia are often given the drugs at a hospital, possibly to treat the irritation and mood swings caused by the disorder, and then the drugs continue to be used when the patients enter a nursing home. The drugs are most often prescribed when facilities have low staff numbers.

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