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Off-Label Use of Atypical Antipsychotics: An Update

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What To Discuss With Your Patients and Their Caregivers

Topics addressed in this summary can be presented in discussions with patients. These include:

  • The potential benefits of antipsychotics for treating disorders that are not psychoses
  • The risks of adverse effects, including irreversible harms, when antipsychotics are used
  • The elevated mortality risk for elderly patients with dementia who take antipsychotics
  • Patient and caregiver preferences and values regarding treatment