Psychotropic meds reduction program in Tas

A national sample of 10,000 residential medication management reviews found more than 70% of residents were prescribed psychotropic medication.

Researchers identified high levels of multiple psychotropic use as an area of particular concern. Some 20% of residents were taking antidepressants and benzodiazepines and 14% were taking antipsychotics and benzodiazepines concurrently. Residents with dementia were almost four times more likely to be prescribed an antipsychotic.

The research will be presented at the International Psychogeriatric Congress in