Healio (1/10, Gramigna) reported, “Patients with Alzheimer’s disease who use antipsychotic medications may be at an increased risk for head injuries and traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs,” investigators concluded in “a nationwide register-based cohort study conducted in Finland” that went on to identify “incident antipsychotic users from the Prescription Register,” then matching “them with nonusers by age, sex and time since diagnosis, for a total of 21,795 matched pairs.” The findings were published online Jan. 7 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. (SOURCE: APA Headlines)
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