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2012-03-02 05:53:58

Elderly folks ages 65 and up who are living in a nursing home and taking certain antipsychotic medications for dementia could be hastening their death.

Antipsychotic Medication Death Rate Among Dementia Patients Analyzed
2012-02-27 06:21:22

A new Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Brigham and Women's Hospital study has discovered that some types of antipsychotic medication present more of a risk of death in older dementia patients than others.

2012-02-23 18:00:25

Research: Differential risk of death in older nursing home residents prescribed specific antipsychotic medications: Population-based cohort study.

2011-09-27 18:09:48

A review of previous studies suggests that even though atypical antipsychotic medications are commonly used for off-label conditions such as behavioral symptoms of dementia, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder, these medications are effective for only a few off-label conditions, and that the benefits and harms of these medications for these uses vary.


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taphephobia
  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.
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