Drug-Induced Dementia IS NOT Alzheimer’s Disease

The PPJ Gazette

Duty to Warn

new-logo25By Gary G. Kohls, MD

“The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals.” — Sir William Osler

dimentia“More than 50 conditions can cause or mimic the symptoms of dementia.” and“Alzheimer’s (can only be) distinguished from other dementias at autopsy.” — from a Harvard University Health Publication entitled What’s Causing Your Memory Loss? It Isn’t Necessarily Alzheimer’s

“Medications have now emerged as a major cause of mitochondrial damage, which may explain many adverse effects. All classes of psychotropic drugs have been documented to damage mitochondria, as have statin medications, analgesics such as acetaminophen, and many others…Damage to mitochondria is now understood to play a role in the pathogenesis of a wide range of seemingly unrelated disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disease, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, migraine headaches, strokes, neuropathic pain, Parkinson’s disease, ataxia, transient ischemic attack, cardiomyopathy, coronary artery…

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