On March 29, the Federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched an initiative to try to stop nursing home residents from receiving unnecessary antipsychotic drugs. These drugs, which dampen the executive functioning of the brain (Peter Breggin, MD calls it a "chemical lobotomy"), are often used for control and management of those whom others find disturbing.
10/2/2012 08:20:28 pm
I am interested in reading about more of the similar topics and would like to have further information on the same subject related to nursing homes. Hope to see the next blog soon. Thanks.
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Sarah Edmonds, PhD is a licensed psychologist, a mom, an activist, and a lover of dance.