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

  title={Cyproterone to treat aggressivity in dementia: a clinical case and systematic review},
  author={B. Bolea-Alamanac and S. Davies and D. Christmas and H. Baxter and S. Cullum and D. Nutt},
  journal={Journal of Psychopharmacology},
  pages={141 - 145}
  • B. Bolea-Alamanac, S. Davies, +3 authors D. Nutt
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Psychopharmacology
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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