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SECOND Former NFL star kills himself after lifetime of depression

'brought on by concussion during career' - the SECOND in a year By Julian Gavaghan PUBLISHED: 05:29 EST, 23 April 2012 Ray Easterling 'shot himself' at home after struggling to cope with dementia The 62-year-old former Atlanta Falcons star was suing NFL amid claims it covered up links between football and brain injuries He is thought to have developed chronic traumatic encephalopathy - orĀ  'punch drunk syndrome' after repeated blows to the head during career Follows suicides of NFL star Dave Duerson and NHL player Wade Belak Former football star Ray Easterling has become the latest sportsman to kill himself after suffering from depression believed to...

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Psychiatric Drugs Used for Dementia Patients in Nursing Homes Cause Undue Risk

Says Briskman Briskman & Greenberg CHICAGO, IL, Dec 30, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Families with a loved one in a nursing home that has dementia should be vigilant about their care. Government inspectors from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently found that dementia residents are often being prescribed strong psychiatric drugs, but for off-label reasons. Medicines such as Seroquel and Zyprexa are being used to sedate these types of residents, and not necessarily for what they are supposed to do -- help treat patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. "These medicines can cause serious injuries and deaths...

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