SSRIs Boost Risk of Falls in Dementia Patients

Nursing home residents with dementia who use selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) have an increased risk of having a fall that causes injury compared with those who do not use SSRIs, new research shows. “Even at low doses, SSRIs are associated with increased risk of an injurious fall in nursing home residents with dementia,” the authors write.

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