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JAMA study shows medication to treat agitation for Alzheimer disease shows mixed results

The results of a Journal of the American Medical Association study offer a glimmer of hope to families caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers at the University of Rochester, Johns Hopkins University, and six other academic medical centers found that a high dose of a common antidepressant drug (citalopram) significantly reduced… JAMA study shows medication to treat agitation for Alzheimer disease shows mixed results   



Antidepressant holds promise in treating Alzheimer’s agitation

An antidepressant medication has shown potential in treating symptoms of agitation that occur with Alzheimer’s disease and in alleviating caregivers’ stress, according to a multi-site U.S.- Canada study.

“Up to 90 per cent of people with dementia experience symptoms of agitation such as emotional distress, restlessness, aggression or irritability, which is upsetting for patients… Antidepressant holds promise in treating Alzheimer’s agitation   



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