Published in Pain and Central Nervous System Week, November 7th, 2005
A majority of elderly patients with dementia develop aggression, delusions, and other neuropsychiatric symptoms during their illness, according to background information in the article. Antipsychotic medications are commonly used to treat these behaviors, along with psychosocial and environmental interventions. During the last decade, newer atypical antipsychotic drugs (i.e., risperidone, olanzapine, quetiapine, and aripiprazole, in...
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