Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Certain Antidepressants Linked to Falls in Nursing Homes

From Health Day:

In the days after they start taking non-SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) antidepressants, such as bupropion or venlafaxine, there is a new study suggesting that nursing home residents are at significantly greater risk for falls.

In conducting the study, recently published online in the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, researchers examined information on 1,181 nursing home residents who had fallen. Specifically, they compared changes in their antidepressant medication one week and two weeks before the fall.

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