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Use of aripiprazole for psychosis and agitation in dementia

  • Jerson Laks (a1), Roberto Miotto (a2), Valeska Marinho (a1) and Eliasz Engelhardt (a3)

We report the case of an elderly woman with Alzheimer's disease, risk factors for vascular dementia, and atrium-ventricular blockade, who presented with severe agitation and psychosis. She was treated with aripiprazole and assessed with the Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI) over the course of 14 weeks. NPI scores showed a marked decrease in psychosis and agitation at week 4, and complete recovery at week 14, except for depression.

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Correspondence should be addressed to: Jerson Laks, Av Nossa Senhora de Copacabana 749/802, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil 22050-000. Phone: +55 21 2275 1122; Fax: +55 21 2548 4510. Email:
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International Psychogeriatrics
  • ISSN: 1041-6102
  • EISSN: 1741-203X
  • URL: /core/journals/international-psychogeriatrics
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