The article you requested is
Antipsychotic Treatment of Psychosis and Agitation in the Elderly
J Clin Psychiatry 2000:61(suppl 14):49-52
© Copyright 2014 Physicians Postgraduate Press, Inc.
Access to this article is available to valid users
Still can't log in? Contact the Circulation Department at 1-800-489-1001 x4 or send email
Register: If you do not have one already, register for a free account.
Agitated, aggressive behavior and psychosis are common manifestations of Alzheimer’s disease
that frequently lead to institutionalization. The usefulness of conventional neuroleptic treatment in
this population is limited by narrow therapeutic windows because of limited efficacy and high sensitivity
to side effects. More recently, investigational clinical trials have suggested potential utility for
atypical antipsychotics such as risperidone, olanzapine, and quetiapine in treatment of behaviorally
disturbed individuals and for the psychotic manifestations of dementia.