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    ladybug53, Dumbo

    Many elderly folk who may get depressed and disoriented because nursing home life is the pits get pumped full of Haldol or heavy duty anti-psychotics to make them easier to "manage."  When a lot of time what they need are decent treatment, a good night's sleep and chacking for drug interactions and electrolyte imbalances.

    Also for those with elderly relatives watch out for SSRIs in the elderly-can lead to low sodium levels (hyponatremia)and all kinds of physical problems including death.

    Democrats give you the Bill of Rights; Republicans sell you a bill of goods!

    by barbwires on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 11:59:21 AM PST

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