Antipsychotics: Are They Killing OLD People?

January 31, 2017

More reason to question their common use among the very old and very young.
A new study has found that taking powerful antipsychotic drugs significantly increases the likelihood of premature death for Alzheimer’s patients.
The study looked at 58,000 people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s between 2005 and 2011. Those who were prescribed antipsychotics (usually to control the unruly behavior some Alzheimer’s patients display) had a 60% higher risk of dying than those who didn’t take the drugs.
The study confirms current recommendations that antipsychotics be used only for the most difficult cases for a short period of time.
As we’ve reported previously, this advice has not been heeded. A 2015 report from the Government Accountability Office found that nearly one third of seniors with dementia who spend more than 100 days in a nursing home were given antipsychotic drugs—despite the fact that the FDA has never approved such drugs to be used for behavioral problems from dementia.
That’s just the beginning. We’ve also reported that antipsychotics are routinely given to kids in foster care and even toddlers as young as two years old. Brain-damaged veterans are also commonly given these drugs.
Other than increasing risk of death, antipsychotics have many other side effects, including hypotension, movement disorders, and metabolic syndrome issues.
The pain caused by these drugs is avoidable—but natural approaches are demonstrating far more exciting results:

  • We’ve reported before that there has been strong evidence to show that coconut oil can prevent, and even reverse, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
  • Fish oil has also been found to reduce the inflammation associated with dementia, with one study finding that the risk of all forms of dementia could be reduced by almost half with fish oil. Encouraging work has shown that B vitamins could reduce the rate of brain atrophy in patient with mild cognitive impairment—50% of which go on to develop Alzheimer’s.
  • HBOT (hyperbaric oxygen therapy) is one of the best treatments for brain damage. Most hospitals have the HBOT tanks. But because they are not FDA-approved for this use, they sit empty most of the time.

Note the irony here: it’s fine to use antipsychotics for unapproved uses, even on toddlers, while it is not fine to use HBOT for anything not yet approved! And the FDA knows full well that because the tanks are generally beyond patent protection, nobody will spend the money to get other uses approved.
Check out our latest videos for more: Imprecise Medicine I and II.
 

Other articles in this week’s Pulse of Natural Health:

Kellogg’s Breakfast—A Threat to Your Health?
Hospital Malpractice

15 responses to “Antipsychotics: Are They Killing OLD People?”

  1. CHARLES S says:

    Once again NWO agenda for erasing as much of the population, having the same mind set as the Nazi’s.

  2. Ruth Owen says:

    My mother had Alzheimer’s and died from it in 2014. Alzheimer’s is a horrible disease. My Mother became a ‘vegetable’. A premature death would actually be a good thing. Then she wouldn’t have lost her ability to walk, talk, swallow and eat. Thankfully she went to an excellent nursing home.

    • Kathy Huffman says:

      My mom was recieving 150 mgs of seroquel in her ALS. I brought her to my home and she now takes 25 mgs. Treating her with natural herbs,kratom,coconut oil ,pearsley ,turmeric and othrrs.She is improving and healthier.Alzheimer’s and dementia are cruel,but with attention to bad pharms,and exploring CBD oil gives hpoe.

      • Wendy Allen says:

        This is the short version of what helps my brain/body. Ozone also may help infections. Best wishes.
        No gluten/dairy/soy/sugar/GMO/food with a label etc. and vitamins/good oils/ LDN and detoxing help me. Vit D3 5000IU, zinc 50mg if detoxing, 2000mg fish oil, 2000mg evening primrose oil. 2000 mg lecithin, Phosphatidylserine/DMAE, krill oil, CLA, Coenzyme Q10, Rhodiola, Mg citrate 400mg, Vit C, 5000mcg of biotin, Nature’s Plus- Source of life multiple, HCl and Now brand- Super enzymes with meals, dairy free probiotic, Vit B12 methylcobalamin shot/spray/under the tongue kind/intrinsic factor kind, MTHF folate, coenyzme Q10, rhodiola, may help brain/body/thyroid/depression/immune system and more. Gluten is wheat/barley/rye/corn…oats has gluten with avenin…and there is a small amount of gluten in rice. GMO corn/soy/canola oil may hurt. Amour thyroid maybe needed since gluten may make antibodies to the thyroid. Coenzymated B vitamins far from synthetic kind made me calm.
        Sunlight (helps the immune system and helps to heal the gut lining),exercise, organic food, good water..not tap water, cooking by scratch pure food….. no food in a box/bag/premade/label/restaurant which may help avoid hidden gluten. Certified gluten free food may have 20ppm of gluten…too much. Nuts not sold in the shell/meat basting/some spices may have hidden gluten/food with a label and lotion/make up etc. One restaurant cooks special for me…rice/veg/tea/extra mushrooms (no meat since the woks may have MSG/gluten in them).
        EDTA/DMPS IV chelations from an Alternative doctor, 600mg of cilantro, organic sulfur, Now brand- Detox support, Far Infrared Sauna and more may help detox. Hair tests show good minerals and heavy metals. Heavy metals can block thyroid and other chemical reactions in the body/brain.
        LDN may help block hidden gluten/heal the gut lining and help the immune system, but the Celiac diet is still needed. 100% no gluten..no hidden or microscopic gluten may help. Cutting back on gluten or cheating by eating gluten hurts the immune system. It may take 1 1/2 months to heal the gut lining after getting hidden gluten. HCl and enzymes with meals and gluten enzymes help me. There are now gluten enzymes also a person may use that may help, but LDN helps block gluten in the air/on the skin and all day long.
        Amour thyroid has some T3 and Calcitonin. Synthroid is only T4..may not convert to T3. Zn/Se/enough iron/strong probiotic may help convert T4 to T3 for thyroid.
        Alternative doctors/chiropractors/acupuncturists and more may help with health/vitamins etc.
        Books: No grain No Pain, Wheat Belly, Grain Brain, Dangerous Grains and The Autoimmune Fix and more explain Celiac. Peter Osborne/Tom O’Bryan on Facebook/Youtube.

      • SSE says:

        God for you, Kathy! I hope your mother continues on the best course possible for such a difficult disease. Look into “nootropic” herbs, vinpocetine, bacopa, Gaduchi/Tinospora, Shankapushpi/Evolvulus. It is hard to find time for everything, but these may help you find some herbs that help even more.

    • Wendy Allen says:

      It maybe the drugs your mom got that may have hurt her more. No gluten/dairy/soy/sugar/GMO…taking vitamins/good oils/mineralsprobiotic…LDN..detoxing…Amour thyroid….Vit B12 methylcobalamin with intrinsic factor/HCl and enzymes with meals/Zn/Mg/fish oil/Vit C/Vit D3/progesterone and more may help the brain/body etc. Ozone may help infections and raises oxygen in the brain/body. Detoxing heavy metals may help. I wish there were Alternative medicine nursing homes that would help restore people’s brain/body and teach them how to continue after they graduate out of there.

      • Ruth Owen says:

        I, myself, am now a vegan. My Mom was not on anti-psychotics ever. I think eating meat, dairy or any animal derived products helps more than anything. I don’t believe fish oil (which is part of the reason fish populations have been seriously depleted) helps. Although detoxing from heavy metals is a good thing as well as limiting intake of sugars with are highly inflammatory.

        • Wendy Allen says:

          Meat may help with Vit B12, but, I can’t eat meat…clogs my blood vessels. Any drugs may hurt. Antibiotics greatly hurt me. Fish oil 2000mg stopped my colds/flu for more than 20 years….helps the immune system and the brain/body…thins blood. Heavy metals may block thyroid and other chemical reactions. Sugar swell my brain/body and slows mitochondria and lowers the immune system. Dairy gave me seizures. Each person needs to find what works best for them.

    • William George says:

      Do you have access to fluoridated water, just curious, since fluoride has the ability to facilitate the accumulation of aluminum in the brain, believed to be one, if not the primary reason of Alzheimers.

  3. riverstrat . says:

    We should link articles pertaining to ‘How to Avoid Dementia’ ,
    Dementia like Diabetes pays big time to the FDA, Big Pharma, and the
    medical industry in general.
    Last time I looked up ‘prevention’ I think it said if we live long enough we will get it,
    one thing I’m confident about though is that BHP, GMO, PESTICIDES, Drugs etc, are not
    going be things I will be putting on my table.

  4. Wendy Allen says:

    Psychosis can be due to low B vitamins which may be due to gluten. Stop gluten and then the intestines may work to absorb many nutrients which may help the brain/body. Drugs may hurt and not help. They need to fix the root cause. No gluten/dairy/soy/sugar/GMO…taking vitamins/good oils/minerals…probiotic…LDN..detoxing may help.

  5. joannegrace says:

    The FDA is in bed with Bit Pharma, fast-tracking dangerous drugs, insufficiently tested – which findings, if they are bad, are left unpublished. It is a racket and our tax dollars, through Medicare (to the elderly) and Medicaid (to the military, prisoners, the poor, foster children, etc.) are paying outrageous prices never negotiated by our government. I believe there is to be a re-negotiation of prices. But the bottom line is that they are dangerous and harmful – not safe or helpful.

  6. SSE says:

    Not just Alzheimer’s patients, my father had progressive supra-nuclear palsy. He was given a drug to calm him. It made his swllowing feflex very weak & he aspiated even saliva, causing repeated bouts of pneumonia until he died. That drug should have been given to him.

  7. nonimom says:

    My Dad died many years ago from Alzheimer’s too. It is an awful illness. My Dad was in a terrible nursing home. It cost a $4,500 a month and they didn’t do anything for him. I was on his butt for years about making dietary changes and taking some supplements that would support his brain. But, he would not listen to me. I’m thankful that my Dad gave his heart to Jesus before he died so we know where he is now. And it comforts me to know that one day I will see him again.

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