Alzheimer’s Patients Using Antidepressants at Higher Risk of Head Injuries, Study Finds

Alzheimer’s Patients Using Antidepressants at Higher Risk of Head Injuries, Study Finds
The use of antidepressants in patients with Alzheimer’s disease increased their risk of head injuries, a Finnish study recently found. The risk of head injuries in these patients previously had not been studied. Head injuries are often a consequence of falls in older people. The study, “Risk of head and traumatic brain injuries associated with antidepressant use among community-dwelling persons with Alzheimer’s disease: a nationwide matched cohort study,” was published this month in the journal 
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