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Use of Risperdal Consta Among Elderly Patients in Geriatric Settings
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Volume 3, 2015
Issue 3 (June)
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Núñez Domínguez L. A., Medical Center of Diagnosis, Pamplona, Navarra, Spain.
Portilla Fernández A., Psychiatric Unit, Mental Heathl Net, Pamplona, Navarra, Spain.
Montes Reula L., Psychiatric Unit, Mental Heathl Net, Pamplona, Navarra, Spain.
The treatment of Behavioral Disorders in Dementia associated with another psychiatric disorder usually is very complicated for several reasons (for example, the use of multiples pharmacological treatment for several organic disorders). These behavioral disorders in many cases produces some psychological distress into the caregivers, leading to admissions into clinical setting to provide appropiate cares. Risperidone has been described as a good therapeutic alternative to control these behavioral alterations and LAI Risperidone could be considered as another alterative treatment. The main purpose of the study is to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of Long-acting injection Risperidone in the treatment of these disorders in a geriatric population in a geriatric setting. We select a group of patients suffering several types of psychiztric disorder with behavioral disorders in a clinical setting and they begin a treatment with LAI Risperidone. I make a follow-up study (6 months) and we observe very good compliance of treatment, decrease of behavioral disorder and decrease in the use of concomitant treatment.
Behavioral Disorder, Elderly, Long-Acting Risperidone, Tolerability
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