PMID: 2875619Jan 1, 1986

Sleep disturbances and agitational states in the elderly. Therapeutic possibilities and limitations in West Germany

Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. Supplementum
S Kanowski

Abstract

Sleep disturbance is common in the elderly. The causes of sleep disturbance are varied, and no single treatment can be successful in all cases. Psychotropic drugs and hypnotics are the drugs most frequently prescribed to the elderly in West Germany. The indications for using benzodiazepines, chlormethiazole, butyrophenones and chloral hydrate are discussed. However, in all cases the underlying cause of the sleep disturbance should be sought rather than treating the symptoms in isolation.

References

May 1, 1980·American Journal of Public Health·W A RayW Schaffner

Citations

Jan 1, 1990·Journal of Psychoactive Drugs·V L Martin
May 2, 1989·European Journal of Pharmacology·E J Moody, P Skolnick

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