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Psychiatry Investigation 2007;4(1):6-8.
Geriatric Dementia - Newer Neuroleptic Treatment of Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia -
Byoung Hoon Oh, MD, PhD
Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Behavioral Science in Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Abstract

Dementia is a neuropsychiatric disorder characterized by cognitive impairments and behavioral and psychological symptoms. The various behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) increase the burden on both the patient's family and society in general. Newer neuroleptic treatment approaches are very important for improving the various behavioral problems of dementia patients, especially agitation and aggression. Treatment guidelines for newer neuroleptics such as risperidone, olanzapine and quetiapine are suggested.

Key words   Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD);Dementia;Aged;Psychopharmacology;Drug therapy.
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