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Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders including depression, and anxiety. Alternative therapy for mental health issues based on research and medical news. Tips on how to live a happy life. Exercises and other lifestyle interventions that can help emotional well-being. Articles and research findings that focus on eating disorders and adolescent mental health and well-being.

Antibiotics Overused By Dementia Patients

Most dementia patients are taking antibiotics without significantly benefiting from them. Experts call on doctors to be more picky to prescriptions, because antibiotics are being overused by these patients.

Archives of Internal Medicine published a study discussing antibiotic use in dementia patients. The study examined 214 patients in nursing homes. They were been followed for 18 months. 66% of them received at least one antibiotic course during the study. 99 of these patients died during the study. 42% of them received antibiotics within he last two weeks of their life.

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Patient Restraints Use Reduced Through Use of Consultation Program

When mental health consultation team worked closely with the hospital staff teaching specific interventions to be used with patients diagnosed with both a mental illness and a developmental disability, the use of restraints was eliminated for these patients over a two-year period.

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