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Antidepressants and Anxiety Drugs May Trigger Post-surgery Delirium in Older Adults

ADELAIDE, Australia — Older adults prescribed antidepressants or drugs like nitrazepam are twice as likely to suffer from delirium following hip and knee surgery, according to a new study. Nitrazepam is a benzodiazepine within the same drug family as Xanax and valium, usually prescribed for either insomnia or anxiety. Scientists from the University of South Australia…

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