Tag Archives: Mirtazapine

Review of Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Dementia-Related Agitation: Including a Brief Analysis of the Risks and Benefits of Drug Treatments (Translational Psychiatry)

Summary A recently published literature review evaluates the best available evidence on the effectiveness of various non-pharmacological interventions for reducing dementia-related agitation. The author also briefly addresses current viewpoints on balancing the risks and benefits of pharmacotherapy in the management … Continue reading

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Dementia Revealed: Dementia Guide / Toolkit for GPs (NHS England / Department of Health / RCGP)

Summary NHS England has a commitment to improve dementia diagnosis rates. NHS England has published a guide to help GPs perform better on the timely diagnosis of dementia and to offer advice on post-diagnostic support for the person with the … Continue reading

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Recent Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses on Pharmacological Treatments

Some of the following articles are available freely, but a suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or one-off payment may be needed for access to the full-text of the other articles. The Bibliographic Citations Irwin, R.W. [and] Brinton, R.D. (2013). … Continue reading

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Sertraline or Mirtazapine Versus a Placebo for Treatment of Depression in Dementia (HTA-SADD Trial)

Summary This randomised control trial took place across nine English old-age psychiatry units. It examined the clinical effectiveness of sertraline and mirtazapine in reducing depression compared with a placebo. 326 patients with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), depression and a Cornell Scale … Continue reading

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Evidence Update: Treatment of Depression in People With Dementia (NHS Evidence)

Summary Depression is common in dementia. It often causes distress, reduces quality of life, worsens cognitive and functional impairment, increases mortality, and also brings about stress and depression in carers. Earlier Guidance The NICE Clinical Guideline on Dementia (CG42) recommends … Continue reading

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Health Technology Assessment Study into the Use of Antidepressants for Depression in Dementia (HTA-SADD)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 1, August 2011]. Summary Research into the efficacy and safety of two of the most commonly prescribed drugs, sertraline and mirtazapine, has found that these treatments … Continue reading

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