Psychotropic medication use for behavioral symptoms of dementia

@article{Wang2006PsychotropicMU,
  title={Psychotropic medication use for behavioral symptoms of dementia},
  author={P. Wang and M. Brookhart and S. Setoguchi and A. Patrick and S. Schneeweiss},
  journal={Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports},
  year={2006},
  volume={6},
  pages={490-495}
}
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… Expand
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