PREVALENCE AND CORRELATES OF PSEUDOBULBAR AFFECT (PBA) SYMPTOMS IN NURSING HOME RESIDENTS

@article{Yonan2014PREVALENCEAC,
  title={PREVALENCE AND CORRELATES OF PSEUDOBULBAR AFFECT (PBA) SYMPTOMS IN NURSING HOME RESIDENTS},
  author={Charles Yonan and Kevin Foley and R Tamara Konetzka},
  journal={Alzheimer's & Dementia},
  year={2014},
  volume={10}
}
  • Charles Yonan, Kevin Foley, R Tamara Konetzka
  • Published in Alzheimer's & Dementia 2014
  • Medicine
  • Background: Reduction of antipsychotic medication use in nursing homes is a government mandate in the United States (U.S.). Recent U.S. studies have reported a high prevalence of potentially inappropriate prescribing of antipsychotics among patients with dementia in nursing homes. In addition to therapy for psychosis, these medicines are also used for management of disruptive behaviors such as inappropriate crying, laughing, and anger. These symptoms may be manifestations of pseudobulbar affect… CONTINUE READING

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