The use of non-pharmacological management is preferred as antipsychotic medication
may elicit interactions with neuroreceptors that may adversely affect residents' health, e.
About 30 percent of patients with schizophrenia do not achieve an adequate response to a single antipsychotic medication
, and as a result more than one in four schizophrenia patients are treated with two or more antipsychotics, said Serge Stankovic, M.
York Care Centre recognized the increase in antipsychotic medication
use in our older adult population and was interested in looking further into this issue.
5] A 2009 meta-analysis  found that addition of a second antipsychotic medication
could improve clinical outcomes if the initial (non-clozapine) antipsychotic medication
only had limited benefit; however, these results were no longer statistically significant when studies from China were removed from the pooled sample.
While the antipsychotic medications
may have a role, they are not a panacea and do carry longer-term risks of metabolic problems and obesity, among others.
2 percent of such residents were receiving an antipsychotic medication
in the third quarter of 2014 compared with 23.
The time it took for delirium symptoms to resolve after medication treatment was initiated was estimated as the number of hours from the first dose of antipsychotic medication
until documentation that delirium symptoms resolved.
About 15% of the youths (7,253) were treated with antipsychotic medications
Now, a new evidence review from The Cochrane Library has found that most older people on antipsychotic medication
can be successfully weaned off, although some people experience a reoccurrence of their dementia-related symptoms.
The company added Quetiapine Fumarate Tablets are the generic version of AstraZeneca's Seroquel, which is an atypical antipsychotic medication
indicated for the treatment of schizophrenia and acute manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder.
NEW ORLEANS -- Worrisome and clinically measurable metabolic changes can be seen in just 12 weeks among children and adolescents who received antipsychotic medications
in a National Institutes of Health-sponsored study, prompting serious concern among clinicians who learned of the results at the meeting.
These data confirm prior findings that children and adolescents are highly vulnerable to antipsychotic medication
These drugs, the second generation of such medications, achieved no better results in improving patients' quality of life than an older antipsychotic medication
He suffers from paranoid schizophrenia and has refused antipsychotic medication
to restore his competence since 2003.
The issue of switching antipsychotic medication
in the context of a developing metabolic disorder is discussed with regard to appropriately balancing risk and benefits.