Psychiatric Illness

First-generation antipsychotic use correlated to hospitalization, study finds

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Elderly patients taking antipsychotics should be carefully monitored, especially after they first start taking the medication, due to a higher risk of hospitalization, a new study finds.

Disabled Medicaid beneficiaries often have psychiatric illness, multiple chronic conditions, study finds

Disabled Medicaid beneficiaries often have psychiatric illness, multiple chronic conditions, study finds

Nearly half of all Medicaid beneficiaries with disabilities also have psychiatric illness. They also increasingly are being diagnosed and treated for multiple comorbidities, according to a report released Tuesday by the Center for Health Care Strategy.