The pharmacotherapy of neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia: a cross-sectional study in 18 homes for the elderly in Berlin.

@article{Majic2010ThePO,
  title={The pharmacotherapy of neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia: a cross-sectional study in 18 homes for the elderly in Berlin.},
  author={Tomislav Majic and Jan-Paul Pluta and Thomas Mell and Marion Christina Aichberger and Yvonne Treusch and Hans Gutzmann and Andreas Heinz and Michael A. Rapp},
  journal={Deutsches Arzteblatt international},
  year={2010},
  volume={107 18},
  pages={320-7}
}
BACKGROUND The neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia, including aggressiveness, agitation, depression, and apathy are often treated with psychotropic drugs and are a frequent reason for hospitalization, placing an economic burden on the health care system. International guidelines recommend syndrome-specific pharmacotherapy. We studied the question whether drug-prescribing practices are, in fact, syndrome-specific. METHODS In a cross-sectional study in 18 homes for the elderly in Berlin, we… CONTINUE READING
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