TITLE

Review: Limited evidence supports the use of atypical antipsychotic drugs in behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia

AUTHOR(S)
Lee, P.
PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Jan/Feb2005, Vol. 142 Issue 1, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that limited evidence supports the use of atypical antipsychotic drugs in behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. Efficacy was assessed by scores on the Behavior pathology in Alzheimer s Disease, Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory and Neuropsychiatrie Inventory-nursing home version scales. In patients with behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia, limited evidence supports the effectiveness of atypical antipsychotic drugs.
ACCESSION #
15851784

 

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