Friday, May 9, 2008

Antipsychotics Increased Mortality in a Large Canadian Study

Here. The effect is weak. It likely would not be felt at the clinical level. This large sample included typical neuroleptics. These cause more movement side effects, have greater effects on cardiac function and on blood pressure. The sample did not include any use of aripiprazole nor ziprasidone.

Compared to the risk of agitation, self-injury, and injury to others, this increased risk is small.

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