Effectiveness of atypical antipsychotic drugs in patients with Alzheimer's disease.

  title={Effectiveness of atypical antipsychotic drugs in patients with Alzheimer's disease.},
  author={Lon S Schneider and Pierre N. Tariot and Karen Stevens Dagerman and Sonia M. Davis and John K. Hsiao and M. Saleem Ismail and Barry Lebowitz and Constantine G Lyketsos and J. Michael Ryan and T. Scott Stroup and David L. Sultzer and Daniel Weintraub and Jeffrey A. Lieberman},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={355 15},
BACKGROUND Second-generation (atypical) antipsychotic drugs are widely used to treat psychosis, aggression, and agitation in patients with Alzheimer's disease, but their benefits are uncertain and concerns about safety have emerged. We assessed the effectiveness of atypical antipsychotic drugs in outpatients with Alzheimer's disease. METHODS In this 42-site, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, 421 outpatients with Alzheimer's disease and psychosis, aggression, or agitation were randomly… 

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