Use of aripiprazole for psychosis and agitation in dementia
We report the case of an elderly woman with Alzheimer's disease, risk factors for vascular dementia, and atrium-ventricular blockade, who presented with severe agitation and psychosis. She was treated with aripiprazole and assessed with the Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI) over the course of 14 weeks. NPI scores showed a marked decrease in psychosis and agitation at week 4, and complete recovery at week 14, except for depression.(Received February 24 2005)
(returned for revision April 28 2005)
(revised version received June 27 2005)
(Accepted June 30 2005)
(Published Online October 28 2005)
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