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More on the Off-label Use of Antipsychotics


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Here's one of Dr. Jim Mercola's featured articles from today's newsletter. Antipsychotics are now being used to treat both toddlers who presumably have bipolar disorder and older people with dementia, despite there being no proof that it helps either group. In older people, in fact, antipsychotic drugs increase the risk of death.

 

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/04/04/antipsychotic-drugs-on-pediatric-bipolar-disorder.aspx?e_cid=20120404_DNL_art_1

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A truly awful trend.

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