[Atypical antipsychotics for elderly patients: to prescribe or to ban?].

Abstract

Behavioural problems, excitement, aggressiveness, delusions, hallucinations and other neuropsychiatric symptoms are common in elderly persons, in the presence of dementia or delirium. Antipsychotics are widely used to treat these problems. The atypical antipsychotics can be usefully prescribed to elderly patients, but their efficacy remains limited and they… (More)

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