Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors for the Treatment of Coexisting Depression and Psychosis in Dementia of the Alzheimer Type

William J. Burke, David G. Folks, W. H. Roccaforte, Steven P. Wengel

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Four patients, ages 75 to 92 years, with a dementia of the Alzheimer type, presented with accompanying depression and psychosis. In these patients, treatment with a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor resulted in a dramatic clearing of not only the depressive symptoms but the psychosis as well. Treatment was well tolerated in all cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)352-354
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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