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Can people with dementia get to the point of needing antipsychotics too?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: In short,

Yes.
Psychotic symptoms can occur in dementia and these are the only medicines available to treat these symptoms.

In brief: In short,

Yes.
Psychotic symptoms can occur in dementia and these are the only medicines available to treat these symptoms.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes They Can

As many of the dementias progress, patients may begin to display symptoms of psychosis such as: auditory and/or visual hallucinations, paranoia, and delusional thinking.
These symptoms may lead to negative behaviors making it difficult to provide a patient's necessary care. Antipsychotic medications can be helpful, but they are not fda approved to treat seniors. Consult with an expert.

In brief: Yes They Can

As many of the dementias progress, patients may begin to display symptoms of psychosis such as: auditory and/or visual hallucinations, paranoia, and delusional thinking.
These symptoms may lead to negative behaviors making it difficult to provide a patient's necessary care. Antipsychotic medications can be helpful, but they are not fda approved to treat seniors. Consult with an expert.
Dr. Robert Woods
Dr. Robert Woods
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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Profound dementia can cause organic psychosis.

In brief: Yes

Profound dementia can cause organic psychosis.
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
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