The British Journal of Psychiatry
Prescription of antipsychotics in people with dementia
Clive Ballard, Anne Corbett, Robert Howard
  • Declaration of interest

    C.B. has received speaker fees and consultancy honoraria from Acadia, Lundbeck, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Napp, Takeda, Onsaka, Synexus and Novartis. A.C. has received honoraria from Bial, Lundbeck, Novartis and Acadia.


Gerhard et al clarify our understanding of mortality associated with antipsychotic use in people with dementia, by demonstrating a clear dose relationship and highlighting key questions regarding the relative mortality risk of different atypical antipsychotics. The study also suggests that antipsychotics may confer risks of increased mortality in older people without dementia.

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