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Drugs for Alzheimer's disease

  • Andrew W. Procter (a1)
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The view (Anon, 1990) that “drugs for Alzheimer's Disease (AD) are generally ineffective” is a reasonable conclusion to draw from the results of treatment studies to date. However in recent years there has been a rapid expansion of knowledge of both basic neurobiology and the pathology of AD. Future advances may be expected to arise from this, so when the authors of Drugs and Therapeutics Bulletin next review this subject they may well be able to draw a more optimistic conclusion.

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BJPsych Bulletin
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