Pharmacological management of behavioural and psychological disturbance in dementia
Article first published online: 3 JAN 2006
Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental
Volume 21, Issue 1, pages 1–12, January 2006
How to Cite
Kozman, M. N., Wattis, J. and Curran, S. (2006), Pharmacological management of behavioural and psychological disturbance in dementia. Hum. Psychopharmacol. Clin. Exp., 21: 1–12. doi: 10.1002/hup.745
- Issue published online: 3 JAN 2006
- Article first published online: 3 JAN 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 21 OCT 2005
- Manuscript Received: 16 JUN 2005
- behavioural disturbance;
- drug treatments
Behavioural and psychological symptoms in patients with dementia are common, distressing and often difficult to manage. This review evaluates a range of drugs commonly used to manage these symptoms including antipsychotics, anticonvulsants, antidementia drugs and antidepressants.
The risks and benefits of individual treatments are discussed and the relatively poor evidence base and need for further research is highlighted. Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.