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Withdrawal versus continuation of chronic antipsychotic drugs for behavioural and neuropsychiatric symptoms in elderly patients with dementia

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This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To evaluate whether withdrawal of antipsychotic agents is possible in elderly people with dementia and NPS in primary care or in nursing homes; to list the different strategies for withdrawal of antipsychotic agents in elderly people with dementia and NPS; and to measure the effects of the withdrawal of antipsychotic agents on patients' behaviour and to assess safety issues such as mortality, adverse effects or withdrawal symptoms.

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