Effects of the traditional Chinese herbal medicine Yi-Gan San for cholinesterase inhibitor-resistant visual hallucinations and neuropsychiatric symptoms in patients with dementia with Lewy bodies.

@article{Iwasaki2005EffectsOT,
  title={Effects of the traditional Chinese herbal medicine Yi-Gan San for cholinesterase inhibitor-resistant visual hallucinations and neuropsychiatric symptoms in patients with dementia with Lewy bodies.},
  author={Koh Iwasaki and Masahiro Maruyama and Naoki Tomita and Katsutoshi Furukawa and Miyako Nemoto and Hironori Fujiwara and Takashi Seki and Masahiko Fujii and Manabu Kodama and Hiroyuki Arai},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={2005},
  volume={66 12},
  pages={
          1612-3
        }
}
Sir: Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is characterized clinically by progressive and fluctuating cognitive decline, visual hallucinations, and parkinsonism. Some studies have reported that cholinesterase inhibitors are at least partially beneficial for treating patients with DLB. However, Shea et al. reported that cholinesterase inhibitors occasionally caused deterioration of parkinsonian symptoms in patients with DLB. Use of neuroleptics is also considered, but patients with DLB are… CONTINUE READING

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