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Ease Up on Antipsychotics

(from the April 6, 2022, ACP Hospitalist)

By Stacey Butterfield

Antipsychotics started for an episode of agitation in the ICU are often continued through hospitalization and even after discharge, posing serious health risks to patients, experts say.

There are patients on long-term antipsychotics for no reason other than that they were once hospitalized, a troubling conclusion that can be drawn from recent studies of discharges from ICUs and hospital wards.

Read the full article in ACP Hospitalist.

ACP Hospitalist is an online magazine for ACP members covering news and trends in hospital medicine.

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