Pharmacologic management of aggression in the elderly

S. C. Yudofsky, J. M. Silver, Robert E Hales

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Issues related to the epidemiology, nosology, and differential diagnosis of organic aggressive disorders in the elderly are discussed. Rating and monitoring of aggressive events using the Overt Aggression Scale are reviewed. The management of acute aggression with antipsychotic agents and benzodiazepines is presented, as well as an approach for using β-blockers, anticonvulsant agents, and serotonin-specific antidepressants and an antianxiety agent for the treatment of chronic aggression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22-32
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychiatry
Issue number10 SUPPL.
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology


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