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Udredning og behandling af adfærdsforstyrrelser hos demente

Patienter med adfærdsforstyrrelser kan være svært forpinte, selvom de ikke altid kan give udtryk for det!
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Anette Lolk1, 2 & Kjeld Andersen2 1) Demensklinikken, Odense Universitetshospital 2) Psykiatrisk Afdeling, Odense – universitetsfunktion, Psykiatrien i Region Syddanmark Ugeskr Læger 2017;179:V10160740
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Ugeskr Læger 2017;179:V10160740
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521-524
Behavioural disturbances in dement patients
Behavioural and psychological symptoms in dementia are common. The symptoms include anxiety, depression, and psychosis, thus mimicking delirium. A thorough somatic examination, including current medication, is therefore very important before initiating any treatment. If behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia is established, first-line treatment is non-pharmacological addressing possible needs and psychosocial problems. Only if this treatment is insufficient, pharmacological treatment can be considered. Psychopharmacological treatment is often of little benefit and with significant side effects.
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