Psychotropic medication use for behavioral symptoms of dementia

  title={Psychotropic medication use for behavioral symptoms of dementia},
  author={Philip S. Wang and M. Alan Brookhart and Soko Setoguchi and Amanda R. Patrick and Sebastian Schneeweiss},
  journal={Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports},
Behavioral disturbances associated with dementia are common and burdensome. Although no psychotropic medications are currently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat such behavioral symptoms, a variety of drug classes are commonly used for these purposes. Atypical antipsychotic medications may be somewhat effective and are generally considered the pharmacologic treatments of choice; however “black box” warnings have recently been added to their labels by the FDA, warning… 
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