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Indications for Using Antipsychotics in Older Patients

Guideline 1: Indications for Antipsychotics

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The experts stated that antipsychotics are indicated for disorders with psychotic symptoms, i.e. schizophrenia, mania with psychosis, agitated dementia with delusions, psychotic major depression, and delusional disorder. They suggested that antipsychotics are sometimes indicated for mania without psychosis, delirium, and agitated dementia without delusions. They would not generally recommend antipsychotics in the other conditions we asked about.’ ‹’ ‹


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Volume: 65

Quick Links: Psychotic Disorders , Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorders