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Antipsychotic Medications Associated with Increased Risk Unexpected Death

In a study of 247,858 individuals aged 5-24 studied from 1999 to 2014 who started antipsychotic or control medications, "the group that received a higher dose of antipsychotic medication had a significantly increased risk of unexpected death compared with the group that received control medication." The risk of death from cardiovascular or metabolic complications was over four times as high. Individuals who were on antipsychotics "had no diagnosis of severe somatic illness, schizophrenia or related psychoses, or Tourette syndrome or chronic tic disorder."

Medication is not a safe alternative to applied behavior analysis and two second aversive skin shock if needed!