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Med Clin North Am. 1994 Jul;78(4):811-22.

The use of psychotropic medication in the management of problem behaviors in the patient with Alzheimer's disease.

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Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Missouri.

Abstract

Although a variety of potential alternatives to the neuroleptics in the management of agitated behavior in Alzheimer's disease exist, more large, well-controlled studies are needed. At present, neuroleptics remain the standard treatment for this problem. It is also important for the clinician to investigate thoroughly underlying instigators of behavior change in Alzheimer's patients, such as delirium, anxiety, depression, or environmental factors, and target treatment to these disorders.

PMID:
7912756
DOI:
10.1016/s0025-7125(16)30135-3
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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