Antidepressants Don’t Raise Dementia Risk, With One Exception
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 17, Number 5, May 2019
Rehan Aziz, MD.
Dr. Aziz has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Depression is a risk factor for dementia, but can antidepressants change that risk? Some, like paroxetine (Paxil), have anticholinergic properties that can impair cognition. This study looked at what that means for the risk of dementia.