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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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