Aggression, a common problem in nursing home patients with dementia, causes significant stress to patients, families, and caregivers. Hypersensitivity of elderly patients with dementia to psychotropic toxicity further complicates management of aggression. This case illustrates refractoriness of sexual aggression to therapy and its dramatic improvement with citalopram. This response may reflect the role of brain serotonin in impulse control and mood modulation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Annals of Long-Term Care|
|State||Published - Feb 23 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geriatrics and Gerontology