Atypical antipsychotics in the elderly.


INTRODUCTION Although their primary purpose is to treat psychosis, antipsychotics are commonly prescribed for the elderly to treat the behavioural disturbances and agitation associated with dementia. Such use is controversial. Atypical antipsychotics cause fewer extrapyramidal sideeffects than the older drugs in younger adults, but the evidence base for… (More)
DOI: 10.1080/13651500152732603