Many Who Start Antipsychotics Discontinue Treatment

Many Who Start Antipsychotics Discontinue Treatment

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Many Who Start Antipsychotics Discontinue Treatment

More than a third of people with Parkinson’s disease who are prescribed antipsychotics stop treatment within six months of starting, a new database analysis suggests. The data also indicate that rates of treatment discontinuation are lower with Nuplazid (pimavanserin) than with other antipsychotics. The findings were published in BMC Neurology in the study “Low continuation of antipsychotic therapy in Parkinson disease – intolerance, ineffectiveness, or inertia?” Up to 60% of those with Parkinson’s will experience psychosis — sensing…

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