Author Archives: Marisa Wexler

‘Inappropriate’ Antipsychotics to Treat Depression in Elderly Parkinson’s Patients Linked to Pneumonia Risk

Inappropriate antipsychotic medications — those approved for ills like schizophrenia but used to treat depression — given to elderly people with Parkinson’s disease increase their risk of pneumonia, a study suggests. The study, “Risk of pneumonia associated with atypical antipsychotic use in nursing home residents with Parkinson’s…

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