Use of Antipsychotics to Treat Agitationin Patients With Dementia

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Use of Antipsychotics to Treat Agitationin Patients With Dementia

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The American Psychiatric Association Practice Guideline on the Use of Antipsychotics to Treat Agitation or Psychosis in Patients With Dementia

American Psychiatric Association
APAP
210 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0890426777
May 2016

This guideline focuses on the judicious use of antipsychotic medications when agitation or psychosis occurs in association with dementia. It is intended to apply to individuals with dementia in all settings of care as well as to care delivered by generalist and specialist clinicians. The guideline offers clear, concise, and actionable recommendation statements to help clinicians to incorporate recommendations into clinical practice, with the goal of improving quality of care.

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