Buspirone vs. Haloperidol: A Double-Blind Trial for Agitation in a Nursing Home Population With Alzheimer's Disease.


The authors report on a pilot double-blind comparison of buspirone with haloperidol in the treatment of agitation manifested by physical tension and motor activity in Alzheimer's disease (AD). A group of 26 nursing home residents underwent a 10-week comparison of 15 mg buspirone (n = 12) vs. 1.5 mg haloperidol (n = 14) per day. Tension and anxiety decreased… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/00019442-199622430-00011


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