Drug use soars in aged-care facilities
MORE elderly people are being dosed up on powerful mood-altering drugs, according to a study that finds use of the drugs in some nursing homes has soared.
A study of nearly 2500 residents of 44 western Sydney nursing homes shows that nearly a quarter are taking antidepressants almost every day, up from 15 per cent in 1993.
The 12th International Mental Health Conference 2011
Radisson Resort, Gold Coast, Australia
Theme: Personality Disorders “Out if the Darkness”