Sexual aggressiveness in a patient with dementia: Sustained clinical response to citalopram

Mukaila Raji, Dongjie Liu, Donald Wallace

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-83
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Long-Term Care
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2000


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  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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