Antipsychotic prescribing in older people.

  title={Antipsychotic prescribing in older people.},
  author={Wendy J Neil and Stephen A Curran and John Wattis},
  journal={Age and ageing},
  volume={32 5},
Antipsychotic medications have made a significant contribution to the care of the mentally ill people over the past 50 years, with good evidence that both typical and atypical agents are effective in the treatment of schizophrenia and related conditions. In addition they are widely used to good effect in other disorders including psychotic depression, dementia and delirium. Both typical and atypical agents may cause severe side-effects and, in the elderly in particular, there is an increased… CONTINUE READING


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