March 21, 2017
Some newer, non-conventional antipsychotic drug therapies may lead to fewer movement disorders as side effects, no antipsychotic eradicates the risk. A study in the Primary Care Companion to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry found:
- Drug-induced movement disorders are more common and more persistent in elderly patients
- Many primary care physicians, specialists, and other caring professionals need education and training to properly identify and manage drug-induced side effects
- Patients and families also need to know how to identify side effects, to aid in providing safer and more efficacious care for elderly patients.
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