Pharmacological alternatives to Antipsychotics in the Management of BPSD
AbstractIn this review, we will discuss the evidence and provide an update on the pharmacological treatments of Behavioural and Psychological symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) especially anti-psychotic medications. Non-pharmacological management of BPSD remains the initial treatment for BPSD; however, pharmacological management have a role in specific situations. This review should support the management of elderly inpatients suffering from Dementia and challenging behaviour in mental health units, general hospitals, community settings and care homes. It will help in raising awareness to the risk of complications such as stroke/death associated with first and second generation antipsychotic medications. It will also highlight some issues in relation to the current guidelines and licensing in the USA, UK and Europe. Good clinical practice used in the management of BPSD to reduce the risk of stroke and other complications is included.
CitationMishriky, R., & Reyad, A.A. (2018). Pharmacological alternatives to antipsychotics to manage BPSD. Progress in Neurology and Psychiatry, 22 (1), pp 30-35.
JournalProgress in Neurology and Psychiatry
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