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Pharmacotherapy for inappropriate sexual behaviors in dementia: a systematic review of literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18509106     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of this study is to systematically review the published literature on pharmacotherapy for inappropriate sexual behaviors in dementia. Literature search of the 5 databases (PubMed, MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsychINFO, and COCHRANE collaboration) and the analysis of the data available for the pharmacotherapeutic treatments of inappropriate sexual behaviors in dementia were carried out. There are no published randomized controlled trials of pharmacotherapy for inappropriate sexual behaviors in dementia, but available data form uncontrolled trials, case series, and individual case reports suggest efficacy for antidepressants, antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, hormonal agents, cimetidine, and pindolol for the treatment of these behaviors. Although there are no controlled data for the treatment of inappropriate sexual behaviors in dementia, available data suggest efficacy for some commonly used pharmacotherapeutic agents.
Banu Ozkan; Kirsten Wilkins; Sunanda Muralee; Rajesh R Tampi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1533-3175     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen     Publication Date:    2008 Aug-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-08     Completed Date:  2008-11-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101082834     Medline TA:  Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  344-54     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06519, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anticonvulsants / therapeutic use*
Antidepressive Agents / therapeutic use*
Antipsychotic Agents / therapeutic use*
Dementia / complications,  drug therapy*,  psychology
Neuropsychological Tests / statistics & numerical data
Paraphilias / drug therapy,  etiology,  psychology
Sexual Behavior / drug effects*,  psychology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anticonvulsants; 0/Antidepressive Agents; 0/Antipsychotic Agents

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