Neuropharmacological efficacy of the traditional Japanese Kampo medicine yokukansan and its active ingredients.

@article{Ikarashi2016NeuropharmacologicalEO,
  title={Neuropharmacological efficacy of the traditional Japanese Kampo medicine yokukansan and its active ingredients.},
  author={Yasushi Ikarashi and Kazushige Mizoguchi},
  journal={Pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={2016},
  volume={166},
  pages={
          84-95
        }
}
Dementia is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder with cognitive dysfunction, and is often complicated by behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) including excitement, aggression, and hallucinations. Typical and atypical antipsychotics are used for the treatment of BPSD, but induce adverse events. The traditional Japanese Kampo medicine yokukansan (YKS), which had been originated from the traditional Chinese medicine Yi-Gan-San, has been reported to improve BPSD without… CONTINUE READING

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