Cyproterone to treat aggressivity in dementia: a clinical case and systematic review

@article{BoleaAlamanac2011CyproteroneTT,
  title={Cyproterone to treat aggressivity in dementia: a clinical case and systematic review},
  author={Blanca M Bolea-Alamanac and Simon J C Davies and David M. Christmas and Hazel Baxter and Sarah Cullum and David J. Nutt},
  journal={Journal of Psychopharmacology},
  year={2011},
  volume={25},
  pages={141 - 145}
}
Aggressivity is a common problem in the management of elderly patients with dementia. Medications currently used to diminish aggressive behaviour in dementia can have problematic side effects. We present a case and systematic review of the current knowledge about the use of cyproterone acetate to treat aggressivity (excluding hypersexuality related behaviours) in dementia. An 82-year-old man required psychiatric inpatient admission due to agitation and aggressivity and was diagnosed with… Expand
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