Antipsychotic Drugs Linked to Increased Mortality Among Parkinson's Disease Patients
Penn, University of Michigan, and VA-led Study Analyzed Medical Records of 15,000 Parkinson's Patients
At least half of Parkinson's disease patients experience psychosis at some point during the course of their illness, and physicians commonly prescribe antipsychotic drugs, such as quetiapine, to treat the condition. However, a new study by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Michigan Medical School, and the Philadelphia and Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Centers and suggests that these drugs may do significantly more harm in a subset of patients.More Research
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