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Preventing Adverse Side Effects from Antipsychotic (Neuroleptic) Drug Therapy in a Patient with Dementia

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Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

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Description:

Antipsychotic (neuroleptic) agents may be used in a patient with dementia to control behavioral problems. Unfortunately this therapy may be associated with increased morbidity and mortality in these patients. These drugs should only be used when there is a clear indication and with great caution.

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