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Antidepressant use in Alzheimer’s disease increases risk for head injury, TBI

Antidepressant use in Alzheimer’s disease increases risk for head injury, TBI
August 21, 2017

Risks for head injuries and traumatic brain injuries were significantly higher among adults newly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease who recently began using antidepressants.

“Among older persons, antidepressant use has been frequently associated with an increased risk of falls, injurious falls like fractures, and hip fractures. In addition, the risk for head and brain injuries increases with aging,” Heidi Taipale, PhD, of University of Eastern Finland, and colleagues wrote.

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Redefining the Management of Parkinson's Disease Psychosis: A Meeting of the Minds

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Acadia Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

The motor symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease (PD) are well recognized, but the non-motor symptoms are…
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