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The Use of Selected Psychotropic Drugs Among Seniors on Public Drug Programs in Canada, 2001 to 2010 Core

Psychotropic drugs have been associated with an increased risk of falls, particularly when used by seniors. Unintentional falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospital admissions among seniors. This analysis of NPDUIS Database data from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and P.E.I. examines the use of three psychotropic drug classes among seniors: antidepressants, benzodiazepines and antipsychotics. Drugs in these classes are used to treat a wide range of conditions, including depression, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety, chronic pain and insomnia.

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The Use of Selected Psychotropic Drugs Among Seniors on Public Drug Programs in Canada, 2001 to 2010
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