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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)
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  • Published online: 28 October 2005

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
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