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Mar
2016

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Psychiatr Prax 2016 Mar 8;43(2):120-1. Epub 2016 Mar 8.
Hans Gutzmann

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Sep
2015

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Psychiatr Prax 2015 Sep;42(6):339-40
Dirk K Wolter, Hans Gutzmann

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Nov
2013

To investigate the efficacy of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) on symptoms of agitation/aggression and depression in nursing home residents with dementia in a randomized controlled trial. Previous studies have indicated that AAT has beneficial effects on neuropsychiatric symptoms in various psychiatric disorders but few studies have investigated the efficacy of AAT in patients suffering from dementia.
Of 65 nursing home residents with dementia (mean [standard deviation] age: 81.

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Sep
2013

To test the effect of a complex guideline-based intervention on agitation and psychotropic prescriptions.
Cluster randomized controlled trial (VIDEANT) with blinded assessment of outcome in 18 nursing homes in Berlin, Germany, comprising 304 dementia patients.
Training, support, and activity therapy intervention, delivered at the level of each nursing home, focusing on the management of agitation in dementia.

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Nov
2012

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between dementia severity, age, gender, and prescription of psychotropics, and syndromes of agitation and depression in a sample of nursing home residents with dementia.
The Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory (CMAI) was administered to residents with dementia (N = 304) of 18 nursing homes. Agitation symptoms were clustered using factorial analysis.

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May
2010

The neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia, including aggressiveness, agitation, depression, and apathy are often treated with psychotropic drugs and are a frequent reason for hospitalization, placing an economic burden on the health care system. International guidelines recommend syndrome-specific pharmacotherapy. We studied the question whether drug-prescribing practices are, in fact, syndrome-specific.

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May
2010


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May
2010

Neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia like agitation, depression and apathy often result in increased prescriptions of psychotropics. In Germany, outpatient clinics at psychiatric hospitals play an important role in the treatment of neuropsychiatric symptoms in nursing homes. The aim of this study was to test whether the severity and pharmacotherapy differed in patients treated by outpatient clinics at psychiatric hospitals, as compared to primary care specialists.

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Mar
2010

Behavioural and psychological symptoms of Dementia include agitation, depression and apathy. Apathy is a common condition and a major challenge especially in nursing home residents. The development of a brief intervention for nursing home residents combining physical activation and reminiscence therapy in order to reactivating apathic residents and increasing their quality of life will be described.

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Sep
2009

Is the integrated treatment of depressed elderly patients on a geriatric psychiatry unit superior to the treatment on a general psychiatry unit?
Retrospective comparison of treatment outcomes of depression in elderly patients on geriatric and general psychiatry units.
The clinical outcome showed comparable results. Somatic examinations turned out to be more comprehensive on a geriatric psychiatry unit, which also showed better results in pharmacotherapeutic safety.

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