Use of CNS Medication May Reduce Cognition
Boschert, Sherry, Clinical Psychiatry News
SAN FRANCISCO -- Community-dwelling elderly people were more likely to show cognitive decline over a 5-year period if they took medications that act on the central nervous system, especially with higher cumulative doses or with longer use, Dr. Rollin M. Wright and her colleagues reported.
"The fact of the matter is that many older adults are on combinations of CNS medications," said Dr. Wright of the University of Pittsburgh. In some patients, physicians may want to consider adjusting individual drug doses to lower the cumulative CNS medications dose while retaining the benefits of each medication, she suggested at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. …
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Publication information: Article title: Use of CNS Medication May Reduce Cognition. Contributors: Boschert, Sherry - Author. Magazine title: Clinical Psychiatry News. Volume: 36. Issue: 3 Publication date: March 2008. Page number: 39. © 2009 International Medical News Group. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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