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A controlled trial of a predominantly psychosocial approach to BPSD: treating causality

Bird, Michael; Llewellyn-Jones, Rob; Korten, Ailsa; Smithers, Heather


Background: The adverse effects of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) are well described but treatment remains problematical, including overuse of psychotropic medication. This study aims to compare the outcome of two approaches to BPSD, one focusing on causality and using predominantly psychosocial interventions, the other relying predominantly on psychotropic medication. Methods: Thirty-three residential care clients manifesting BPSD who had been referred to a community...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: International Psychogeriatrics
DOI: 10.1017/S1041610206004790


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