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Monday, October 7, 2013

APA releases guidelines on cutting antipsychotic overuse

By  Brie Zeltner
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Originally published on September 20, 2013

Doctors and patients should question of the use of antipsychotic medications in patients, particularly among the elderly with dementia and children and adolescents without psychotic disorders.

That’s according to a list of five common uses of the medications that are potentially unnecessary and could cause harm released today by the American Psychiatric Association as part of a national effort called the Choosing Wisely campaign.

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