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Preuss, Ulrich W.; Wong, Jessica W. M.; Koller, Gabriele (2016): Przeglad metod leczenia behawioralnych i psychologicznych symptomów otepienia (BPSD). In: Psychiatria Polska, Vol. 50, No. 4: pp. 679-715
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BPSD (Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms in Dementia) affects virtually all patients with dementia. The aim of this review is to present information on epidemiology, consequences and evidence-based non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatment approaches. The review also covers recent literature derived from a systematic literature Medline search on BPSD. Results indicate that BPSD are major risk factors for an earlier placement of affected individuals in nursing homes and a potentially more severe course of dementia over time. Treatment of BPSD is complex and includes both strategies.