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New antipsychotic drugs costly, lack evidence for effectiveness

January 10, 2011 by  
Filed under CCHR News

EMaxHealth

Kathleen Blanchard RN

New antipsychotic drugs may not be useful, despite their widespread use.

The use of drugs to treat conditions like depression, dementia, autism bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and other personality disorders has steadily risen, but researchers says second generation antipsychotics cost millions, may not even help patients, and have serious side effects that should be considered, including weight gain, diabetes and heart disease…

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