The use of risperidone in severely demented patients with persistent vocalizations.

@article{Kopala1997TheUO,
  title={The use of risperidone in severely demented patients with persistent vocalizations.},
  author={Lili Kopala and William Honer},
  journal={International journal of geriatric psychiatry},
  year={1997},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={73-7}
}
OBJECTIVE The hypothesis being tested was that low doses of risperidone would diminish persistent, purposeless vocalizations in two severely demented geriatric women. A secondary hypothesis was that the severe tardive dyskinesia observed in one patient would improve after risperidone treatment. DESIGN An intrasubject on-off-on design was employed. SETTING A chronic care facility in Canada. SUBJECTS Two inpatients with DSM-IV (American Psychiatric Association) diagnosis of combined… CONTINUE READING

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