Effects of the Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine Yi-Gan San for Cholinesterase Inhibitor-Resistant Visual Hallucinations and Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Patients With Dementia With Lewy Bodies
J Clin Psychiatry 2005;66(12):1612-1613 [letter]
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Because this piece has no abstract, we have provided for your benefit the first 3 sentences of the full text.
Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is characterized
clinically by progressive and fluctuating cognitive decline, visual
hallucinations, and parkinsonism.1
Some studies have reported
that cholinesterase inhibitors are at least partially
beneficial for treating patients with DLB.2–4
However, Shea et
reported that cholinesterase inhibitors occasionally caused
deterioration of parkinsonian symptoms in patients with DLB.