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Use of atypical antipsychotic drugs in old age psychiatry

  • Walter Pierre Bouman and Gill Pinner
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Antipsychotic drugs are among the most widely prescribed psychotropic medications for elderly people, particularly for the 5–8% of patients who are in institutions. The antipsychotics are indicated for treating psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia, delusional disorder, psychotic symptoms in mood disorders and for a number of organic psychoses.

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Use of atypical antipsychotic drugs in old age psychiatry

  • Walter Pierre Bouman and Gill Pinner
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